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Course Description

Your creativity will grow as you enter the colorful world of acrylic paints! These versatile water-based, quick-drying paints are a wonderful medium with which to learn the basics of image composition, color mixing on a palette and paint application. Work at your own pace alongside fellow artists, improving your painting skills with guidance from our skilled instructor. All skill levels welcome!

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
    • List of supplies and how to clean brushes
    • Demonstrate how to start
      • All students "play" on demo
      • All students choose subject for painting     
  2. Start drawing
    • Choose colors
    • Mix paint and start first painting
  3. Adjust painting to create depth
    • Finishing touches
    • Critique
  4. Demo: Palette painting of second painting
    • Paint along
    • Finish first or second painting
  5. Third painting of choice
    • Help solve individual problems
    • Class critiques
  6. Do finishing touches
    • Help each individual as needed
    • Finish at home
  7. Fourth painting of choice
    • Help each individual as needed
    • Finish at home
  8. Final Critique
    • Change or adjust from critique
    • Review growth of each individual from painting one to four
      • Ask students to share what they learned

Learner Outcomes

Students will become familiar with:

  • Basic supplies used in acrylic painting
  • How to hold the brush in several ways to create different strokes
  • Proper care of brushes for longevity and best results
  • Paint mixing techniques
  • How to balance negative and positive spaces to create good design

Notes

Students purchase supplies from supply list provided in first class.
First class will last 2 hours.

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Section Title
Basic Acrylic Painting
FIS ID
319077
Type
Discussion / Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Jun 05, 2024
Type
Discussion / Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jun 12, 2024 to Jun 26, 2024
Type
Discussion / Lecture
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 10, 2024 to Jul 31, 2024
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
23.0
Location
  • Central Campus / CPCC
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $209.00
Additional Fee(s)
Accident Insurance $1.60 Mandatory
CAPS Fee $12.00 Mandatory
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 03, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
May 29, 2024
Instructors
  • Raed Al-Rawi
Section Notes
Students will receive a list of needed supplies in the first class. 
Class will not meet on 7/3.
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