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Bangor Adult & Community Education

Painting with Acrylics

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani


Paint your masterpiece using the versatile medium of acrylics! This class is designed for the beginner, who has been working in acrylics for less than 5 years, with an emphasis on learning the basics through practice. The former student will have the opportunity to develop more confidence by perfecting their current skill level, while the more experienced student will explore their personal style. Step-by-step instruction includes: toning the canvas, blocking-in, painting techniques, choosing materials, mediums, additives and how to design a successful composition. Demonstrations, group critiques, and independent exercises will further enhance your learning experience. No prior painting experience is necessary. Students will progress at their own pace with individualized guidance. 

Students must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in high school to register.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 


*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue

*Sap Green



*Payne’s Gray

*Yellow Ochre

*Raw Umber

*Raw Sienna



Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

*Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

*# 10 Flat Bristle (#6, #8)

*#6 Filbert

*#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator

MANY of these brushes can be bought together as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. Bring what you already own too. I also use a generic “Value Pak” of assorted bristle brushes and the “Value Pak” Royal Langnickel RSET 9306 Medium Taklon brush set (less than $20.00).


Palette Knives:  (Flat, Bent)

*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 to lean on, 11” x 14” )

*Canvas Boards or Stretched Canvas or Masonite Board (pre-primed), (11” x 14” )

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

*HB Pencil or Stick of Soft Vine Charcoal

Sheet of clear Tracing Paper

Sheet of Graphite Transfer Paper (acts as a carbon-type transfer paper)

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle to keep paints moist)

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

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 



Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)


  • Oct 28 - Dec 16th, 2019
    Mon from 5:45 - 8:00 pm

Bangor High School

885 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401 Get directions

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