Very Beginner Acrylic Painting Workshop – ONLINE

Very Beginner Acrylic Painting Workshop – ONLINE

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

Learn how to paint with acrylics in this 3 hour workshop designed for very beginners! You will be guided through the basics such as paint brush selection, how to mix paint to create the colour you want, and the difference between mediums.

It’s not about the finished product in this class – we will be focusing on techniques and skills that will start you on your acrylic painting journey. After this workshop, you will feel more confident to take other classes or work on your own paintings at home.

“Beginner Acrylic Painting was very informative! Looking forward to the not-so-beginner class one day :)” – Alison Mewett.

Online Format:
This class will be delivered using an app called Zoom that you will need to download. You can participate using your mobile, tablet or desktop. Prior to the class, 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.

$39 / 1 class
Apr 15 Wednesday 5:30pm – 8:30pm
Apr 16 Thursday 9:30am – 12:30pm
Apr 19 Sunday 9:30am – 12:30pm

Who is this class for:
Level 1
Focus: Skill Development
This Level 1 class is for students with little or no experience. You will learn the basic skills for use of tools and introduction to the medium.

Below is a list of supplies for this class. We have made arrangements with local suppliers to provide a Lupine Acrylic Pack that will give you everything you need.

Required supplies list (info to order from suppliers is below):

  • Any type of container for water
  • Rag or paper towel
  • Spray bottle with water – to mist paints
  • Pencil
  • Swatches of colour *see below
  • 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)

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)
  • Craft paint, any colour (you only need a drop)
  • Semi-gloss medium

*Swatches: You will need a few swatches of colour. These are small pieces of paper that are one colour.  Look through magazines and cut out areas of FLAT colour. This means it should be one solid colour – no texture or variation. The swatches should be no smaller than ½”x ½”. If you have some house paint swatches, they work wonderfully.

Preferred Suppliers:
Courtenay – Benjamin Moore House of Colour (pick up or shipping available)
Ask for the Lupine Acrylic Pack -$75 – includes Amsterdam paint (5 colours), 5 artist quality brushes, and Canson 5.5″x8.5″ mixed media sketchbook.

Nanaimo – Iron Oxide (pick up or shipping available)
Ask for the Lupine Acrylic Pack -$65 – includes Amsterdam paint (5 colours), 4 artist quality brushes, and Canson 5.5″x8.5″ mixed media sketchbook.

Both supply packs include student grade paint to keep the cost down. However, if you want to upgrade to an artist quality paint, such as Golden, they can do that for an additional charge.

Victoria – Opus Art Supplies (pickup & shipping available)

Vancouver – Kroma Paint (Paint only – shipping available)


Details Price Seats
VB Acrylic Apr 15 Wednesday 5:30pm - 8:30pm$39.00 (CAD)*  
VB Acrylic Apr 16 Thursday 9:30am - 12:30pm$39.00 (CAD)*  
VB Acrylic Apr 19 Sunday 9:30am - 12:30pm$39.00 (CAD)*  

* price does not include taxes

  • April 15, 2020
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • April 16, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • April 19, 2020
    9:30 am - 12:30 pm