Adult Classes, Workshops, and Lectures

Classes: Acrylic Painting: Level 1-3

Wednesdays 6:00-8:30pm
Jan 10 – Mar 28, 2018 (no classes Mar 14, 21)

This class is designed for the beginning to advanced painter wanting to develop skills in acrylic painting. The class is divided into two parts where the first half of the term concentrates on a specific skill or technique involved with acrylic painting. Topics to be discussed may include elements and principles of design including composition color theory, texture, etc. Topics may also include painting styles including glazing, impasto, grisaille, blending, etc. From term to term the projects will change, stimulating and encouraging growth, allowing students to repeat the same class all year round. Advanced students are offered the choice to participate in the first technique/skill based painting or work independently with one on one mentorship from the instructor. From sketches to paintings, projects will be discussed and fully explored with goals attained. Students are encouraged to work from their own images and ideas. Please bring 6 images to the first class. Acrylic Painting Supply List Jan-Mar

Cost: $350 + $17.50gst   ….CLASS is FULL for Jan-Mar 2018

Registration by:

  • e-transfer to creativekaos@shaw.ca
  • cheque, cash, or credit

Adult Classes take place at:
Maple Ridge Secondary
21911 122 Ave, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 3X2

Workshops and Lectures:

Visit the Golden Workshops and Lectures tab to find more classes

A-Z Acrylic Lectures:

Open to the Public (Call Downtown Opus to register):

  • Oct 21, 2017 Opus Art Supplies Downtown Vancouver (100-207 West Hastings Street)

Private Workshops:

  • Oct 2, 2017 South Delta Artist Guild
  • Oct 3, 2017 Fraser Valley University
  • Oct 10, 2017 Burnaby Artist Guild
  • Oct 16, 2017 South Surrey Artist Guild
  • Oct 19, 2017 Opus Art Supplies in Coquitlam
Come enjoy a free presentation about Acrylic Paints from A to Z. The GOLDEN Acrylic Lecture Demo is a fun, fast-paced informative lecture covering a technical review of acrylics and their varied application possibilities. The lecture includes information about the various types of acrylic paints and mediums that GOLDEN has to offer and their numerous application possibilities. Enrich your understanding of acrylics, learn basic tips for how to extend paint to save money and how to mix paints with gels and pastes to create exciting textures. There’s is something for everyone. Discover the possibilities and become inspired with these fabulous materials and learn some fresh new ideas that can be added to your own creative process. We will also cover some of GOLDEN’s newest products: “QoR” watercolours and Williamsburg Handmade Oil Paints. All participants will receive a free information packet, hand-painted color charts and a bag of free Golden product samples to take home!

Acrylic Transfer Workshop:

  • Oct 14, 2017 (Call Langley Opus to register)

Explore the amazing capacity of acrylic media to be used in alternative ways. Learn a variety of methods to transfer your own images (photocopies of photographs printed on a laser printer) into gel mediums and incorporate them into your artwork using tapes, gels, grounds and pastes. Learn to make direct image transfers, an immediate way of incorporating photocopied images into your work. Also learn how to create image transfers as acrylic skins, a great technique for imbedding your images into other surfaces. Prepare your transfers for use in artwork and layer transfers using gels, pastes and grounds. You will leave with a solid understanding of how to create both direct image transfers and images transfers as acrylic skins. The ideas are endless of how to integrate them into intriguing collaged works.

QoR Watercolour Workshop:

  • Dec 2, 2017  (Call Langley Opus to register)

Come enjoy a workshop about Golden’s Products including a hands-on workshop of Golden’s new Watercolour “QoR”. The GOLDEN Lecture Demo is a fun, fast-paced informative lecture covering a technical review of acrylics, watercolours and their varied application possibilities. The lecture includes information about the various types of paints and watercolour mediums that GOLDEN has to offer and their numerous application possibilities. There’s is something for everyone. Discover the possibilities and become inspired with these fabulous materials and learn some fresh new ideas that can be added to your own creative process. All participants will receive a free information packet, color charts and free Golden product samples to take home! Bring your favorite watercolour brushes.