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Beginner Acrylics Fall 2024
Beginner Acrylics Fall 2024

Mon, Sep 16



Beginner Acrylics Fall 2024

Develop confidence while brushing up on the basics of acrylic painting in this fun and foundational five-week course.

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2024, 5:30 p.m. PDT – Dec 09, 2024, 7:30 p.m. PST

Ladysmith, 444 Parkhill Terrace, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1V6, Canada

About the Event

In this beginner-level series, we will explore the basics of acrylic painting. If you've always wanted to paint or are looking to build your knowledge and confidence with this accessible medium, then this course is a great place to start. We will review the use of tools and colour theory and dive into ideas about composition and technique while working on a series of exercises and mini paintings. Select one of two five-week sessions.

Supply List:

  • Round Brushes: #4 and #8 needed, #12 optional
  • Flat Brushes: #4, #8, and #12 needed
  • Detail Brush: #2 needed
  • Heavy-bodied acrylic paints such as Golden, Liquitex or other professional-grade brand: Titanium White, Carbon Black, Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow or a primary yellow, Quinacridone Magenta or a primary red
  • Mixed Media Paper Booklet: 7x10" or larger (Canson or Strathmore are good brands)
  • Four  6x6" to 10x10" canvases (either square or rectangular)
  • palette knife
  • flat vinyl mixing palette

Your teacher Jennifer O’Brien is an award-winning acrylic artist and instructor who currently resides in Chemainus. She spent the last decade instructing classes for all ages at her studio in Kamloops. Jennifer enjoys sharing her love of creating through painting, drawing, sculpting and pottery.


  • Option 1: Sept 16 to Oct 28

    No Class Sept 30 or Oct 14

  • Option 2: Nov 4 to Dec 9

    No Class Nov 11




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