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Date(s) - 19/05/2016 - 09/06/2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Abstract Acrylic Painting Workshop in west end 

Thursday May 19- June 9, 1-4pm

4 weeks  Fee $195

With Lauren McKinley Renzetti

at  ARTiculations 2928 Dundas St West
 Toronto ON

Course description: In this supportive, introductory acrylic painting course we will investigate & create several abstract works based on different painting techniques, artists & their styles. Learn a variety of techniques including: graduated blend, scumble, sgraffito, smaffito, paint transfer,  masking off for hard edge, stipple, impasto, combing, scraping, dripping, & high relief build up with inclusion painting using modeling paste. This course is suitable from beginner to an advanced student.

Materials List: all of the below items can be purchased at Articulations store, First class materials supplied by Articulations. Please bring all materials each week to class.Paint: good brands: Golden-Amsterdambig tube of titanium white ,  carbon or mars black,  light and medium yellow, red, magenta , ultramarine blue or pthalo blue . the more colours you have, the more variety and less mixing you do but more disharmony in painting, pick colours you like. Modeling Paste  is optional Speedball

Variety of brushes: –round synthetic no 4 or 6 or 10, flat hogs hair 6,8, 10 or 12

Other items: -masking tape, palette, pencil, erasure,  H2O containers, mister, paper towel Yogurt or sour cream containers with lids work great as paint can be saved for next week.

Surfaces: mixed media paper pad/paper for studies plus, at least 2-3- stretched canvases/ canvas boards, or wood (surface should be rigid) size: minimum 12 x 12 , abstracts tend to be on square canvases for more variety in ways of hanging but not essential.