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“Cloud Clinic” Acrylic workshop SJ (Sept 2018)

September 28 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Is your head in the clouds?

atmospheric demo

If you want to learn how to create depth, softness and dimension in your clouds then the Cloud Clinic is here to help!  You will learn a variety of techniques to help you master the magnificent cloud!

In this acrylic workshop we will create an assortment of cloud studies highlighting various exercises instead of working towards a finished painting.  Demo’s will be given throughout the day covering glazing, layering and color-mixing techniques. By using a limited color palette we will build transparent and opaque layers to ultimately capture the beautifully expressive “Wild Blue Yonder”.

Study Examples

CC assortment

In this workshop you will learn how to:

  • Use matte medium to create layered glazes
  • Vary brush strokes and pressure in order to achieve soft edges
  • Control your color palette
  • Breakdown the “confusing” cloud mass into smaller shapes
  • Develop form by balancing shadow and highlight
  • Gain confidence in your clouds!

All levels welcome!  This workshop is a great introduction to acrylic for the beginner.   More advanced artists can fine tune their skills and really push themselves.  The class environment is always open and supportive to whatever skill level you are at.

There will be a 45 minute meal break mid-workshop.

WOW!  All the artist-grade GOLDEN brand acrylic paint and GOLDEN brand acrylic medium is included?
How wonderful is that?!

There are some things that you will need to bring: Show me the Cloud Clinic Materials List

Spend an afternoon creating a handful of studies and learn new tools to make your clouds really glow!

How to stay cool in the classroom:

It can get pretty toasty in the classroom during the Fall.  Even though we have air conditioning, sometimes it’s not as cool as we would like so here are some tips to keep cool in class!

  • Wear clothes that are comfortable and can “breathe” – this includes shoes.  When your feet are cool, your body feels a little cooler (avoid flip flops or any shoes that you might trip on.  Sandals with a heel strap are ok)
  • Hydrate yourself:  Bring some cool water to keep yourself going through the workshop.
  • I have some cooling towels that you are free to use on the back of your neck in case the summer heat asserts itself 😉


Please submit the above form as the classes fill up fast.  PayPal is accepted / credit cards are easily accepted through “Square” (preferred) and will finalize your registration!  Cancellations must be made 1 week prior to the workshop.  All PayPal refunds will be redeposited into your PayPal account.  Refunded money may take up to 7 business days to appear in your bank account depending on payment method and bank processing.  If you’ve registered for the workshop and don’t show up (have not cancelled within 1 week) your payment will be retained.  

University Art has a parking lot – thank goodness!  There is also a Safeway, Subway and Starbucks down the road on San Carlos & Meridian.


September 28
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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University Art Center (San Jose)
456 Meridian Ave
San Jose, 95126 United States
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