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Event Series Event Series: Painting with Debra-Acrylics (Remote)

Painting with Debra-Acrylics (Remote)

September 21, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Weekly on Thursdays (ongoing)

In Debra’s class, you will learn about the materials and techniques of painting with acrylics. Debra will cover color mixing, composition, and creating dynamic and well-crafted paintings. Previous experience is not required. Registration required, see information below.

Recommended Materials for Painting with Acrylics:

Materials are available at Rileystreet Art Supply on 4th St. in San Rafael. Tell them you’re taking Debra Maddox’s class at Vivalon to receive a 10% discount. Also, some materials may be obtained at Michaels,, Amazon or Perry’s in San Anselmo.

  • Brushes – Princeton Dakota filberts (#2 and #4) and Princeton Dakota bright (#8)
  • Watercolor or acrylics paper (cheaper brands are okay)
  • Liquitex extender/blender medium to slow drying time
  • Acrylic Paint (brand recommendations: Liquitex Acrylics or Golden Open Acrylics – Golden Open is more expensive, but higher quality). You can start with a Liquitex starter set, or purchase the following colors:
    • White – buy the large size Liquitex Basics
    • Black
    • Paynes Grey
    • Cad Yellow
    • Naples Yellow
    • Cad Red
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cerulean Blue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Violet
    • Burnt Umber
    • Burnt Sienna
  • Palette: Disposable paper palettes or paper plates are a good start. There is also the “Sta-Wet” paint storage system to keep your paints moist from week to week.

Optional Materials:

  • Grey Scale and Value Finder
  • Pocket Color Whee

Painting by Kat Ryan.


September 21, 2023
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Contact to Register

Christy Birch
415-456-9062 x151



Registration Required?
Zoom Meeting ID
Provided upon registration
Funding for these programs, at least in part, is made available by the Older Americans Act, administered locally by the Marin Department of Health and Human Services, Aging and Adult Services.
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