Acrylic Painting Intensive with Rick Cepella

Acrylic Painting Intensive with Rick Cepella

Class Description:
Acrylic paint is an incredibly versatile medium with a wide variety of applications.  This workshop is for those who wish to develop or improve their understanding of acrylic techniques whether in representational or more expressive styles.  After discussing a variety of tools and methods, we will progress to participants working on projects of their choosing. Be sure to bring references, samples of your work (if possible) and examples of painters you admire.

Mar 1
Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm

What is included:
All supplies are included, however you are welcome to bring any of your own preferred paints/brushes.

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.

What to bring:
Please bring some reference images, examples of your work as well as that of painters you admire. We will supply a 11×15 inch canvas, however if you would prefer another size, you are welcome to bring it. Please do not exceed 18×24 inches. We have some aprons, but wear clothes that can withstand the elements (i.e. glue, paint, etc.) of a fun, creative art studio. Nothing else is required.

Other things you should know:
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before scheduled start time.

About the Artist:
Rick Cepella is a painter, art instructor and cartoonist/illustrator living in Powell River, British Columbia.
His paintings are expressive reactions to the wild landscape as well as the human form. Decades of outdoor activities, twelve years of work as a biological surveyor and countless hours of field drawing and painting in the rugged backcountry of western Canada continue to shape his work. He actively shows, teaches and lectures at public art institutions across British Columbia.

His cartoons and graphic art have been in more than 20 single and group exhibitions across Canada including faculty shows for the Kootenay School of Art, Victoria College of Art, Red Deer College of Art, The Association of Canadian Editorial Cartoonists and others.
Rick has taught art to thousands of students for over 35 years at numerous art schools, public art galleries and in the public school system. He has taught at the Okanagan School of the Arts, Selkirk College and the Kootenay School of Art among others.

Rick is an award-winning cartoonist/illustrator published in many major Canadian newspapers and magazines. His cartoon and illustration work has garnered several national and international awards and is in the permanent collection of the National Archives of Canada. He studied visual art and design at the University of British Columbia, The University of Ottawa, and Emily Carr College of Art and Design and has attended and been artist in residence at a number of artist residencies in British Columbia.

Visit Rick’s website here:


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  • March 1, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm