Acrylic Painting Class with Rebecca Zdybel
Oct 3, 2012 5:30-7:30 PM
that I will be forming an evening class beginning in October 2012. In
order to begin, I will need at least 4 students to make an advance reservation
with the gallery. This can be done over the phone 843-839-2727 or in
person at Art and Soul Gallery, 5001 N Kings’ Hwy in Rainbow Harbor next to the
individual class is $18. A package of 6 classes brings the price down to
$15 and essentially makes you a reservation for 6 consecutive sessions of
class. You may reschedule one class per package. I recommend buying
a package, since it guarantees you a seat and helps me to plan lessons. I
will be limiting class size so that everyone’s experience is optimal.
Since you get a free class by purchasing the package, AND you may
reschedule one missed class, you don’t really lose money until you miss 3
classes out of 6. Even then your price per class only ends up being
$22.50. In my estimation, the package really is the best deal.
purchased through the gallery for $12 per class, or $7 if we are continuing a
project from class to class. This can be a very convenient way to avoid
having to carry materials back and forth and a way to avoid a large up-front
investment in something you may be uncertain about. My supply list will
be available if you wish to purchase your own materials in advance, but
materials may sometimes need to be purchased from me at a nominal fee for
specific class projects. On that occasion, I buy in bulk and simply ask you to
cover my cost.
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exp!oring art together.
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Watercolor & Acrylic With Rebecca Zdybel
welcome: Teens to Seniors
know where to begin? Are you an artist
that has fallen into a creative rut? Have
you wondered which kind of painting style you should try? Are you curious about
different water and acrylic mediums, but hesitant to explore them by yourself? Have you wanted to experiment without the
commitment of a huge investment in materials?
Are you interested in being acquainted with new surfaces or new
techniques? Would you like to explore topics of interest to most artists? This class might be the one for you!
approaches to fun art projects that may stimulate your inner artist and
re!ease your hidden creative self. I will make it easy, and together we will
make it fun! We will be talking about
art, learning about different techniques and approaches to making art, sharing
the journey with like-minded souls, and learning from one another in a risk
free and encouraging environment. This is my goal for our class. There will be no failures- just fun!
creative spirits. Some of us have had
our creativity nurtured throughout our lives.
Others of us have been discouraged in that realm or had our creative
spirits neglected due to the constraints of life. I’m here to tell you that it’s never too late or too early to begin
to explore the JOY of art. I’m a perfect example of coming to art late in
life and becoming a late-bloomer. It’s added so much to my life that I can’t
wait to see the difference it can make for you as well!
through the gallery for various art exercises and “projects of the day”. I am
always open to work on your own art projects while the class is in session, no
matter what the subject of class might be. Approximately
once a month we will have “open studio” sessions. This will be a time when you
can bring in unfinished pieces or work on something of your own choosing. I will always be available for consultation
and encouragement both in and out of class.
can gather weekly to immerse ourselves in art.
I hope to expose newcomers to a variety of approaches and art concepts,
and broaden the horizons of those who may be familiar with some aspects of art
but curious about others. Ideally, I’d
like to let our class members have a role in determining what our lesson plans
might cover. ..we will be in this together!
Though I will be the instructor, I fully expect your fellow students to
also be a source of inspiration and learning for you, and for me.
the wonderful realm of art together!
collage, abstract, and representational subject matter
take an image and transfer it to paper or canvas
elements- what makes for a good shape or an interesting line? Ideas for how to draw/paint them.
brushes- what fun!
unique methods for paint/ink application
new surface which allows for interesting effects due to its non-porous surface
negatively: This skill can separate the
amateur artist from the professional
What now? A checklist and some
suggestions for once you finish a piece.
wonderful paintings can be done in 50 strokes or less!
painting with Collage
staining your paper in creative and unique ways
clay for sculpting jewelry and various creations
look “pasted on” or stiff? Timed exercises
landscape- Ideas to incorporate life into your landscape
compositional styles and their varying impact
a “good” non-representational image
making corrections, graded washes, color mixing
on your painting surface using stencils and various materials
Watermedia- Make a great painting out of a crazy mixed up mess. You’re going to love this technique so much
that you’ll want to tackle many different subjects using the same approach
a great painting out of a crazy mixed up mess.
Watermedia- Make a great painting out of
a crazy mixed up mess.
a great painting out of a crazy mixed up mess.
Markers and Watercolor (never tried it? very cool!)
as a “resist” with watercolor
other “resist” materials like crayons or pastels
Analogous color palette, Triadic
and In life what we do ideally should have an intention. Exploring our intention and setting a goal
for our paintings. Ways to do this…
Ink- Simple and Fun way to shift your painting toward Semi-abstraction
paints, their properties, and how they behave.