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December 15, 2022 10:30 am
December 15, 2022 12:30 pm
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Painting with Debra- Acrylics (Remote)




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Painting with Acrylics (remote)

Thursdays | 10:30am-12:30pm

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. See below for recommended materials. To register, call Guest Services at 415-456-9062. A Zoom link will be provided upon registration.

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.

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