Time: 6 to 9 pm
Instructors: Oksana Baczynsky
Are you interested in learning how to paint in acrylic or improve your painting skills?
Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint in acrylic? Just want to improve on your skills?
Learn a new skill or brush up on an old one with NewMakeIt six week beginner and intermediate acrylic painting course.
Do you want to express yourself through a visual medium?
Learn to paint an original painting by exploring the principles and elements of design, colour mixing, and paint application.
Watch demonstrations that will inspire your creativity, while providing practical hints.
Demo subject matter will be tailored to student interests.
Instruction will also include planning a composition, the basics of sketching, colour theory, and ground and paint application.
- Introduction to the Elements and Principles of design
- How to start a composition
- Paint a value study
- Exploring substrates and mixing colour
- Colour wheel (mixing secondary and tertiary colours, tints, tones, shades)
- How to prepare a substrate
- Plan your painting
- From reference -to value sketch -to painting
- Picking your palette and substrate
Week 4 to 6:
- Painting your project(s)
My response, to the often unsettling and disturbing realities presented to us in these times of uncertainty, is to search out the beauty that surrounds us and capture it in paint. In sharing my art I hope to provide the same spiritual peace for my viewers.
The beauty and majesty of the Canadian landscape is the single greatest inspiration for my art. The beauty of our country constantly nourishes a great love, awe and inspiration for me, untainted by the harshness we hear and see every day.
The media that I use are primarily transparent watercolour and acrylic. Watercolour provides the luminosity of colours and ethereal quality that I use to capture the mood of a scene, the essence of a flower, or the mystery of a figure. To convey the more rugged aspects of the Canadian landscape I often turn to acrylics for their solid textural aspect and boldness.
I love to travel; whether by car, canoe, or on foot, the experience is, for me, intensely personal.
Whether at our cottage in Haliburton, or travelling from Newfoundland to B.C and as far north as Yukon and Alaska my sketchbooks and paints are always at hand. Frequent stops along my journeys fill my sketchbooks, soothe my soul and provide the foundations for my many paintings. Often, as time and weather permit, I engage in plein air painting.
My dearest wish is to impart this deeply personal relationship and the completeness I feel with the Canadian landscape, for the benefit and enjoyment of my viewers.
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