Acrylic Painting Class with Robert Waldo Brunelle JR
In this class students will learn the basics of painting with acrylic paints. Topics include: differences between acrylics and oils, mixing colors, using additives for acrylic paints, types of brushes, creating effects with various brush stroke techniques, composing a painting, and transferring images to canvas. After students learn the basics, they will work with the teacher to create at least one finished acrylic painting.
Paints: White, burnt umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre, cerulean blue, cadmium yellow, Prussian or Windsor blue, cadmium red.
Brushes: (be sure to get the kind marked “oils & acrylics”, not “watercolor”). A small, medium and large sized flat and round.
Palette: a sponge box, or plastic palette, or small jars.
Apron or smock: Acrylics do NOT wash out of clothes!
Something to Paint On: canvas, canvas boards, Masonite panels, or watercolor paper.
Water container and rags or paper towels.
Reference images: photos, drawings, magazine clippings, etc.
Robert Waldo Brunelle is a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art educator and political cartoonist. He was the art teacher at the Browns River Middle School from 1981 to 2012. He served as the president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association from 1995 to 2012, and now serves as the NVAA’s Vice President. He has been exhibiting his paintings in the region since 1978. He is a founding member of the Vermont Comic Creator’s Group, and his cartoon strip Mr. Brunelle Explains It Allappears weekly in Seven Days, and monthly in Funny Times. To see more of his work, visit www.mrbrunelle.com