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Acrylic Painting 2 – Shape, Emphasis and Lawren Harris – ONLINE

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

In this session you will learn about line and pattern to take your paintings to the next level. We will use Lawren Harris’s work to guide our exercises, but we will also examine other artists throughout history.

Throughout our 5 classes we will do 4 different exercises together. One will focus on shape, the next will focus on emphasis, and the third will focus on one of Harris’s works – his brushstroke, his palette and his subject matter.

During the last two classes you’ll gain the confidence to figure out the elements within your own painting such a breaking down the composition, figuring out values, deciding on the colour palette, and creating a specific mood.

Bonus: We record the online classes, so if you miss one we can send you the recording!

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.

$169 / 5 classes
Oct 18 – Nov 15
Mondays 10am – 12pm (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


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  • Class 2
    October 25, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Class 3
    November 1, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Class 4
    November 8, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Class 5
    November 15, 2021
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm