Acrylic Painting 2 – Colour, Pattern and Paul Gauguin – ONLINE

Acrylic Painting 2 – Colour, Pattern and Paul Gauguin – ONLINE

Class Description:
This class is delivered online with limited seats for a highly interactive experience with your instructor.

In this session we will focus in the use of colour and pattern in painting while using Paul Gauguin’s work to guide us.

In the first class we will look at colour and its importance in painting. We will examine not only Gauguin’s, but other artists paintings to see how they have utilized colour to add intensity to images. We will then create our own paintings that focus on the use of colour.

During the second class, we delve into pattern and explore how different artists use this principle in their paintings. We will then do a painting project that focuses on pattern.

For the third class, we look at a few of Gauguin’s iconic works and students will have the opportunity to learn his techniques while replicating one of his paintings.

In the last two classes, students will bring in their own reference image and we will go over composition, colour choice, editing and image transfer. Students will have the opportunity to work on this painting for a total of 4 hours.

Note – Students that have taken this class with Jess before know that we do NEW projects every session, so you won’t get bored taking this class multiple times!

Online Format:
This class will be delivered using Zoom, which will need to be downloaded in advance (no additional fee for using). You can participate using your mobile, tablet or desktop. Upon registration, you will be emailed instructions on how to connect with the classroom.

*Please note – Our goal is to create a highly interactive classroom environment and be able to give personal feedback to each participant. Therefore we ask that only one person attend a class per registration.

$119 / 5 classes
Jun 4 – Jul 8
Wednesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm (PST) (no class July 1)
Thursdays 10:00am – 12:00pm (PST)

Who this class is for:
Level 2
Focus: Skill Development
Adults only please. This Level 2 class is designed for those who have been introduced to the medium and tools and seeking continued learning and practicing. Skill development will be the focus. These classes are ideal to be taken repeatedly for continued practice.

If you have never painted before, please take the Very Beginner Workshop prior to this class to learn the basic skills of acrylic painting. You can find the upcoming class here:


Required supplies:

  • Container of water
  • Rag or paper towel
  • Spray bottle with water – to mist paints
  • Pencil
  • Palette (or plate, piece of glass, etc)
  • Acrylic paints (Red, Blue, Yellow, Black, White)
  • Assortment of brushes (large/small, various shapes)
  • Heavy paper to paint on (mixed media paper is great), ideally 9″x12″

Recommended supplies:

  • Specific acrylic paint colours
    • Blue (Phthalo Blue)
    • Red (Quinacridone Red and Naphthol Red)
    • Yellow (Hansa Yellow Medium)
    • Green (Permanent Green)
    • Orange (Cadmium Orange)
    • Purple (Dioxazine Violet)
    • Black (Carbon Black)
    • White (Titanium White)
  • Semi-gloss medium

We have Acrylic Paint Sets available from our store found here: Lupine Art Store.

If you prefer to buy your own supplies, below is a list of preferred suppliers:

  • Courtenay – Benjamin Moore House of Colour
  • Nanaimo – Iron Oxide


Details Price Seats
Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00pm$119.00 (CAD)*  
Thursdays 10:00am - 12:00pm$119.00 (CAD)*  

* price does not include taxes

  • June 3, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 10, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 17, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 24, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • July 8, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • June 4, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 11, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 18, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • June 25, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • July 2, 2020
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm