ONSITE: Acrylic Painting Crash Course

Explore acrylic painting in this crash-course designed for the beginner. We will paint from life and from photo-references as we explore the basics of underpainting, color mixing, and layering paint to create a final product. Gain an understanding of basic color theory, various acrylic painting tools and mediums, and a bit about different painting styles. You can plan to walk away from this class with two or more finished paintings. This is a great jumping off point for students looking to get into acrylic painting, but aren't sure where to start. We will focus primarily on realism, but all styles are welcome.

Special Notes

  • This class is not wheelchair accessible due to a set of stairs.

    This is an ONSITE course. All onsite students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Students are expected to adhere to our COVID-19 policies. Onsite courses do not come with studio access outside of class time. Paid open studio access is available through our Studio Access Program. For more info please visit

    Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.

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About the Instructor

Grace Mae Huddleston

Hello! I am an artist and educator. My teaching centers around empowering teens and adults of all skill levels to deepen their connection to art making. I have taught in community centers, schools, and universities. My teaching emphasizes technical skill building and I love it when my students put stories, personality, and deeper meaning into their creations. I primarily teach all things 2D from drawing to painting to mixed media but also have experience with textiles and performance art! In my own art practice, I create 2D works that work with creative writing to build fantastical worlds and tell stories.

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ONSITE: Acrylic Painting Crash Course

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August 1 - August 226 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Day: Mon
Tuition: $125.00
Member Tuition: $112.50
Additional fees apply
Level: Beginner