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Adult Art class w/ Heather Friday Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm!

Artist Heather Friday

$55 non-member, $50 members -Oil and Acrylic Painting, Watercolor and Multi-media Six Week Sessions

instructor – Heather Friday class description:  The artist will be exploring various techniques using acrylic, watercolor, and multi-media.  This class is for the beginner and the experienced artist.  Emphasis will be place on improving painting skills, brush control, color mixing, composition, and the use of various surfaces. Creativity and expression will be encouraged.  The class is structured as an open studio where as each artist will bring their own work and supplies.  Instruction will be on an individual basis to meet each artist at their skill level with the intent of improving technique and understanding of various aspects of color theory, composition, painting techniques, drawing, etc…  Any lecturing will be to share information that all students might be interested in hearing with the opportunity to ask questions.  Critiques (which will explore what is and isn’t working within a painting whereas artists can develop ideas to help strengthen their painting) will be encouraged so artists can learn from each other.

Suggested supply list:

sketch book

paint brushes of various sizes and styles

rounds 2, 4, 6

flats 2, 4. 6, 8 and 1”

paint colors (suggested list)(different brands of paint use different names for the same color)

cadmium red

crimson red

alizarin crimson

cadmium yellow light

lemon yellow

cadmium orange


phtalo green/blue


cerulean blue

burnt/raw sienna

burnt/raw umber

yellow ochre

mixing white

titanium white


canvas, size is a personal choice

(my personal preference is gallery wrap)


for oils, suggest sealable with palette liners

for acrylics, anything (seriously anything)

and inexpensive plastic wrap

palette knives

rags or papertowels

easels are provided by the Hiddenite Center

materials specific for acrylics

misting bottle

container for water to clean brushes

matte or gloss medium

bar soap of ivory soap

items that will be discussed later in course and you might want to consider using as needed

rubbing alcohol


materials specific for oils

linseed oil

turpenoid (odorless turpentine)

japan dryer

safety-kleen brush cleaner

(or mineral spirits or paint cleaner)

bar of ivory soap

few glass jars, at least one should be small

Each class is two-hours long.   It is designed thus to give each student adequate time for set up and break down, as well as, to give the instructor the ability to give each student one-on-one instruction….wiggle room for those who need to arrive late or leave early. 

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