Acrylic Painting


Acrylics are one of the most versatile media ever invented! Bright, luminous colors, ease of use, and infinite techniques make acrylic painting a boundless, creative choice. Whether you are intrigued by acrylic’s potential, or have worked in acrylic for years, this class has something for everyone! We will cover the basics of composition, light & shadow, color harmony, and perspective. You will have the opportunity to paint a variety of subjects: landscapes, animals, plants, national parks, birds, sailboats, still lives. We will delve into some of the alternative techniques acrylics has to offer: washes, layering, dripping, sponging, spraying, textured mediums, collage, etc! Expand your creative horizons in this fun and informative class!

Level: Beginner, Intermediate. Ages: 15 & up

Supply list (please bring to class): PALETTE 12×16 disposable palette (With individual palette paper sheets), RUSHES Long handled brushes (preferably). White Nylon or Taklon, Rounds #2 and #4, Filberts or Flats (Preferably Filberts)- #2, #5, #8, 3-6 Canvases ranging in size from 12″x16″ to 24″x36″- can be purchased individually, as the class progresses (you can start with smaller sizes between 12″x16″ and 16″x20″), 2 large jars – glass or plastic, the size of a large jelly or large peanut butter jar, Paper Towel Roll, 2B or 4B pencil, Pencil sharpener, Eraser. Acrylic paints- student grade: Colors: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light Hue or Lemon Yellow Cadmium, Red Medium Hue, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Pthalo Green, Dioxazine Purple, Mars or Ivory Black, Optional (In order from most to least important), Alizarin Crimson, Magenta (Deep or Medium), Burnt Sienna Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue

REFUND POLICY: Students who withdraw 8 days (or more) prior to the start date of the first class receive a full refund less the $10 process fee. Students who withdraw 7 days (or less) prior to the start date of the first class DO NOT receive a refund of any kind.

CANCELLATIONS: All classes not meeting their minimum requirement one week prior to class start date may be cancelled. In the event of class cancellation by Schack Art Center, you will be notified by e-mail or by phone and receive a full refund of tuition and fees. (We cannot connect to phones with caller block.)

MISSED CLASSES: There are no discounts or refunds for missed classes or late registrations.

Schack Art Center

Schack Art Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and celebrating the arts for the enhancement of community life. Glass artist Jesse Kelly working in the Schack hot shop. Founded more than 38 years ago as the Arts Council of Snohomish County, the Schack Art Center opened in April 2011 and was named for John and Idamae Schack, in honor of their steadfast support of Everett's cultural institutions. Today the Schack Art Center is the place to look at, learn about, and create art in our region.

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Reviews of Schack Art Center

(3 Reviews)
Lisa L.
I love the Schack. I love what it brings to Downtown Everett, and I love what it offers those living nearby. My primary involvement with the center so far has been taking advantage of their classes. In the last 4 months I have either registered for or completed three. Each one I have participated in turned out to be a good value for the money I spent. I walked away with new skills, and some really cool projects to show for it. I think they do a really good job offering a wide variety of different media - right now the only thing I can think of that they're lacking is pottery. Thankfully there are other great studios nearby that fill that need. I am really looking forward to my upcoming class in June (lino-cut) and can't wait to see what else I discover there in the months to come.
Heather J.
I didnt know this was here, until I signed up to take a class and was amazed to find a whole new building at the address given. Apparently its kinds of new, with apartments up above it. Free street parking. Hot glass shop, and other rooms to take classes. Took a flame torch bead making class and was quite impressed with the facility. Its a great location and defintely brings something much needed to Everett. Upcoming classes look fantastic, I am sure I will be frequenting here as the years go on. My instructor was great. There are tons of bathrooms. Lots of art on display, a gift shop. Seems like they are hoping to do lots of events at this location as well, we stumbled across some kind of holiday craft fair. I am sure I will be back here many times. Glad to have it in the neighborhood.
Terri P.
Everett has a beautiful new art space and gallery! -Sunlight beams through an all glass entry. -The gallery showcases original works by local artists. -An open hot shop allows you to witness glass artists at work. The art center offers classes too! Visit their website to learn more about glass, fiber arts, silversmithing, drawing, painting, and more. Working artists can even rent studio space. Definitely worth a visit.