Intro To Acrylic Painting

Intro to Acrylic Painting

  • Beginning Acrylic Painting: Monday
  • Instructor: Sylvia Coon
  • 12-week class runs September 16 – December 16
  • Time: 6 – 9 PM
  • $200 for members $240 for non-members
  • Supplies Included: No

 

Come discover your inner Artist. This class provides an introduction to various processes and applications of acrylic Painting. Become familiar with your tools and begin with the basics of acrylic painting through exercises in color theory, working with values, layering, blending, and other techniques which you will then apply later to still life and landscape paintings. Reviews of student work in each class will allow students to see where everyone is at, what works, and what can be improved. Join us for a night of meeting new friends and learn the foundations of acrylic painting.

 

SUPPLY LIST

  • One pad of Acrylic Canvas Paper 
  • Two 11 x 14 Canvases
  • One 16 x 20 Canvas
  • Basic set of acrylics (Golden brand or Liquitex brand prefered)
  • Simple variety packs of brushes – at least 3 sizes)
  • One large palette knife (Preferably Metal)
  • One small palette knife (Preferably Metal)
  • Roll of paper towels and/or rags
  • Sketch Pad 8 x 10
  • Palette – Stay wet or plastic palette or disposable paper palettes (gray or white)
  • Pencils for sketching out paintings
  • Eraser

Palette/basic colors:

 

  • Cadmium Yellow Medium or equivalent
  • Napthol Red
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Cadmium orange
  • Burnt orange or equivalent 
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Phthalo Green (blue shade)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Brilliant Blue
  • Raw Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Titanium White
  • Zinc White
  • Unbleached Titanium 
  • Mars Black 

 

A little about the instructor…

After growing up in Coleman, Michigan, Sylvia Methner Coon moved away for 30 years, but is now back home pursuing her first love, art, and continues with her other passion, teaching. The past twenty five years were focused on teaching interior design, hand drawing/color rendering, and architectural drafting and as a college administrator at Baker College in Muskegon, Michigan. She continued painting and drawing during those years and is now teaching acrylic painting at Studio 23 in Bay City, the Midland Center for the Arts, and Art Reach in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, as well as teaching interior design at Central Michigan University and pursuing her art career.  She has created coloring books that are offered on Amazon and created a gallery showing of acrylic paintings that were based on her coloring book images, displayed at a 2019 show at 515 Gallery in Clare, Michigan. 

 

Her work has been displayed in venues such as the Muskegon Museum of Art, the Fort Wayne Art Museum in Indiana, the National Artist League in New York, and Union Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, 55thAnnual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition at the Midland Center for the Arts, and a one-man show in the Hanchley Gallery, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, Louisiana. One of her paintings was accepted for display at Art Reach in Mount Pleasant Michigan, for the 2019 Artwalk as well as being included in 50 Artists of Michigan, 2019, in Bay City.  In 2019, members of the Clare community purchased her work, Moonstruck Magic, to hang in the children’s area in the Pere Marquette District Library, Clare, Michigan. As Artist in Residence at 515 Gallery for the summer of 2019, Sylvia created and guided community volunteers in creating a mural in Art Alley, The Beauty of Butterflies.

 

She earned a Master Degree in Art at Northwestern University of Louisiana, and two bachelor degrees: a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with a Minor in Architectural Technology, and a Bachelor of Business Leadership degree. Her work as a graduate student is still featured on NSULA’s website https://art.nsula.edu/student-images/.

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  • 6:00 pmOpen Sip ‘N Swirl
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  • 6:00 pmIntro to Acrylic Painting
  • 6:00 pmAdult Clay
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  • 5:00 pmYAPP: Young Adult Portfolio Prep
  • 6:00 pmIntermediate Acrylic Painting
  • 6:00 pmAdult Clay
  • 6:00 pmDrawing Basics and Beyond
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  • 6:00 pmAdult Clay
  • 6:00 pmDrawing in Color
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  • 4:30 pmYADA: Young Adults Doing Art
  • 6:00 pmAdult Clay
  • 6:00 pmOil Painting
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  • 4:30 pmKids Klay
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  • 6:00 pmOpen Sip ‘N Swirl
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  • 6:00 pmIntro to Acrylic Painting
  • 6:00 pmAdult Clay
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  • 5:00 pmYAPP: Young Adult Portfolio Prep
  • 5:30 pmPatio Paint Party at the Doubletree Hotel
  • 6:00 pmAdult Clay
  • 6:00 pmIntermediate Acrylic Painting
  • 6:00 pmDrawing Basics and Beyond
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  • 6:00 pmDrawing in Color
  • 6:00 pmAdult Clay
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  • 4:30 pmYADA: Young Adults Doing Art
  • 6:00 pmOil Painting
  • 6:00 pmAdult Clay
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  • 4:30 pmKids Klay
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  • 6:00 pmOpen Sip ‘N Swirl
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  • 6:00 pmIntro to Acrylic Painting
  • 6:00 pmAdult Clay
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Registrations are valid with full payment. Register up to three days before class by phone, walk-in or online. Cash, check, gift certificate, and credit cards are accepted. Registration confirmations are issued via email upon request. Class fees cannot be prorated. No refunds unless course is cancelled by Studio 23. Under enrolled classes will be cancelled 1 business days prior to the start date.
 
Art school policies are available upon request.
 
Student artwork not picked up within 2 week of the end of the session will be discarded.