Come explore your creative side! Our instructor will guide you step by step through the night’s painting.
We are trying something new! Join us from your home for a fun evening of creativity. Grab your favorite drink, a snack, some supplies, and perhaps a family member or two! See below for information. To participate:
2. Before class, download the Zoom app.
3. Check your email about an hour before class to get the Zoom link and class info to sign into the class online.
The painting for class is the one pictured in this post. For this first class we will be painting a turtle. Class participants will be encouraged to be creative and make it your own. This is a free event. You will need to have painting supplies at home. Below we have provided a supply list and some links with where to order supplies online. You can also find all supplies at Walmart. If you already have painting supplies at home, but do not have the exact same type or colors of paint or supplies, no worries! We can improvise!
Acrylic paint: In class we tend to use affordable, craft level, fluid acrylic paint. Walmart brand is Apple Barrel. Michaels is Craft Smart. Online dickblick.com has many options and we have included a link to a few choices. If you prefer to use heavier bodied acrylic paint or another brand that is fine. You can pick colors you prefer, the goal is to have fun and make these paintings your own. The colors used in this painting were comparable to cobalt blue/bright blue, , a red, a bright yellow, a green blue/turquoise, white, and black
size 20 (or 1″) flat wash – https://www.dickblick.com/items/05856-1001/
size 2 round for details – https://www.dickblick.com/items/05857-1002/
size 8 round – https://www.dickblick.com/items/05857-1008/
You may want to buy a set of brushes if you think you will paint more. Here is one for round brushes – https://www.dickblick.com/items/05857-0059
Look also for sets with brushes that are close to the three listed. This economy pack seems to have some that would work. https://www.walmart.com/ip/50-17Pcs-Professional-Paint-Brushes-Nylon-Hair-Brushes-for-Acrylic-Oil-Watercolor-Painting-Nail-Art-Artist-Painting-Kits/531083160
Canvas: 16×20 cotton primed and stretched
Michaels – (note a 5 pack is available if you think you will paint more) https://www.michaels.com/artists-loft-necessities-canvas-value-pack-16inx20in/10204595.html?cm_mmc=PLASearch-_-google-_-MICH_Shopping_US_N_Art+Supplies_N_Smart_N_N-_-&Kenshoo_ida=&kpid=go_cmp-9972406790_adg-106296476328_ad-433378147599_pla-301938984621_dev-c_ext-_prd-10204595&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI7evvlsSk6QIVA__jBx1ZuQi-EAQYAiABEgIldfD_BwE
Additional supplies needed:
water container – cup, jar, mug, etc
Palette –. In class we prefer to use Styrofoam egg cartons or reusable plastic ice cube trays. You can use paper plates.1.