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Landscape Drawing and Intro to Watercolor with Bill Wise

Thursdays,  October 24th, 31st, Nov. 7th , 14th, 21st, (5 sessions) 10-1pm at DAI Lincoln Park Building

$120 member $140 non-member

Review gestural and other techniques to get accurate drawings on the paper using charcoal and graphite pencils.  Add color to your sketches using ink pens, water-soluble pencils and watercolor paint.  Build your watercolor skills with confidence through instruction, demonstrations, and hands on experience. This course is useful for people wanting to draw and paint while traveling or exploring your own backyard (en plen air).  Open to all skill levels. 


Acrylic Color Workshop with Adam Swanson

Wednesdays, October 23rd, 30th, Nov. 6th, and 13th  6-9 p.m. at DAI LPB

$150 member $180 non-member

Infuse energy into your paintings by experimenting with color relationships and learning basic color theory.  Whether you are a beginning or an advanced acrylic painter, this class offers enough space to learn and grow with group and individual guidance.  Open to all levels. $25 non refundable registration fee included in tuition.

Supply List

-A pad of sketch paper.

- Pencil and colored pencils.

-Two gessoed/primed canvas or boards, dry and ready to paint on for each class. Any size will work, but the larger the better (16 x 20” or 18 x 24" is a good ballpark). 

-Brushes/palette knife (A selection of at least 5 brush sizes. Flat brights are recommended and one small pointy one for details.)

- Acrylic Paint: primary (red, yellow, blue) and secondary (green, orange, purple), black and white. 

- Palette (plastic plate or similar).

-Reference material: at least one printed photo you would like to use as reference for each painting.



GOLDEN Lecture Demo with Bonnie Cutts

Thursday, November 7th 5:30-7:30

FREE  Registration is required.

Throughout this two-hour presentation, you will hear information about a variety of Golden acrylic paints and the inherent possibilities of acrylic materials.  Extensive information about acrylic paints, gels and mediums is presented, including OPEN and High Flow acrylics.  See how acrylic paints and gels mix together and see several examples of materials in a variety of applications.  Learn to extend your paint to save yourself money and learn how to mix gels with paints to create gorgeous textures and surfaces to paint on.  Information packets and free samples will be provided for all attending.

Learn more about GOLDEN paints and Bonnie’s workshopshttps://www.bonniecutts.com/workshops/







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