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Bangor Adult & Community Education

Acrylic Painting for the Beginner

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani


Class is full

Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class is designed to give the beginner a solid foundation in learning the basics of acrylic painting. Students will learn about the various properties of acrylic paint, color mixing, painting techniques, applications, various mediums, and choosing brushes. Through weekly demonstrations and step-by-step instruction, students will be painting a variety of subject matter. Following each class, there will be a group, class critique.


Tube Acrylic paints:

*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green



*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Titanium White

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna


#6 Round, Sable

*#6 Filbert, Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Round Bristle

*#4, 6, 8, 10 Flat Bristle

*#8 Fan, Bristle

*¾” Angular, Blend

*1 ½” Flat Bristle

*2” Flat, Household, Bristle or Blend

*2” Hake (for soft blending)

*Palette knives (Flat, Bent)

*Matte Medium

*Mixing Palette and Storage Container (a palette/surface to mix your colors on and a sealed, air-tight container to store and transport your wet paints)  

Support (board/surface to tape down your watercolor paper)

*Canvas Panels (Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board) (pre-primed),*(4) 11”x 14”, (2) 12”x 16”

*140lb. Cold Press Watercolor Paper (for studies/practice) 11” x 14”

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

*(2) Water Containers(to wash/rinse brushes)

*Paper Towels

Mediums(to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 



Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

Gloves (rubber gloves)


Many pre-packaged painting sets include an assortment of acrylic paints and various brushes at substantial savings compared to purchasing items separately. Bring the supplies you may already have. We will be discussing supplies and materials the first class. Items with an * will be used the first class.  I will look forward to seeing you in class on January 30th!

Jan 30 - Mar 20th, 2017
Mon from 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Bangor High School

885 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401 Get directions

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