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“Core Acrylic Technique” Acrylic workshop SAC (June 2018)

June 15 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Core Acrylic Technique is an engaging 1-day workshop designed to introduce students to the basics of acrylic painting.  This is a novice – beginner level class which focuses on essential acrylic groundwork through a variety of exercises.  There will be short lectures and demonstrations throughout the day with time to practice the demonstrated technique.  We will be working on multiple sample boards instead of working towards one completed painting.

Some of the topics covered in this workshop are:

  • Picking Your Paint:  Understand the differences in acrylics and choose what will work best for you.
  • Brush Action:  Learn about the different brush shapes and what they do.  Practice different brush strokes and line work.  Experiment with dry brush and scumbling.
  • Proper Paint Application:  How to load your brush and control how much paint is on your brush.
  • Texture and Glazing:  Get to know about acrylic additives that give your paintings depth and dimension.
  • Tools:  Familiarize yourself with different tools that can ease the painting process.  Learn how to keep your palette organized and how to use a palette knife.

Individual attention will be given to each student to help develop their skills and buildup confidence.  After taking this workshop you will walk away with an understanding of various techniques to strengthen your acrylic practice.  This is the first step to creating exciting works of art with enjoyment and ease!

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

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

There are some things that you will need to bring:  Check out the Core Acrylic Technique materials list


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.  

Where to park?  Check out these Midtown Sacramento parking tips to help you have an awesome workshop experience!


June 15
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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University Art Sacramento
2601 J Street
Sacramento, 95816 United States
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