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Bangor Adult & Community Education

Acrylic Painting

with Carolyn Wallace-Zani


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Explore your creative potential with acrylic painting! This class will teach you how to exploit the versatility and vitality of the acrylic medium with a solid foundation of 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. Out-of-class exercises will be encouraged to give students the opportunity to further explore the medium, practice new skills and grow in artistic expression. No previous experience is necessary.

To enroll in enrichment classes, participants must be at least 18 years old and not enrolled in school.

Supply List:

Items with an * will be used the first class. 


*Cadmium Yellow

*Lemon Yellow

*Cadmium Red

*Alizarin Crimson Red

*Cerulean Blue

*Ultramarine Blue



*Raw Umber

Payne’s Gray

Yellow Ochre

Raw Umber

Raw Sienna

Phthalo Blue

Viridian Green

Sap Green

Burnt Umber

Burnt Sienna

*#8, *#10 Round Bristle (#6) 

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

#6 Filbert

#8 Bristle Fan Brush

#14 Bright

#14 Angle

#14 Synthetic White Sable Flat Brush

2” Hake Brush (for soft blending, optional)

1½”, 2” Flat Decorator


MANY of these brushes can be bought TOGETHER as a “Brush Value Pack” at substantial savings and are also recommended. 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 $10.00). Also, bring what you already own.


*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.

*White, 9” paper, plastic, or foam picnic plates (to be used as mixing palettes)

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

*Blue Painter’s Tape

*Misting Bottle (spray bottle for water to keep paints moist)

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

*Paper Towels

*Gloss Medium(to be discussed in class)

Flow Enhancer (to be discussed in class)

*Extender (to be discussed in class)

Gesso (to be discussed in class)

Color Wheel 



Small table easel (optional)

Sponge(regular 4”x6” kitchen/household)

  • Sep 9 - Oct 21st, 2019
    Mon for 8 weeks from 5:45 - 8:00 pm

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