Class #8

Beginning Acrylic

Sandra Place

August 23 & 24 | 9 - 4

Paint with this fun and versatile medium and discover the appeal of a limited palette to many famous artists past and present! Successful color mixing is the basis for creating a harmonious color scheme in your paintings. Using just three colors plus white to mix all the colors needed, you will learn the basics of drawing, composition, working with values and color, and how to work creatively from photos and still-life setups. Creating two or more paintings, you’ll learn how to work quickly with this fast-drying medium and how to blend colors to achieve a painterly effect. There will be demonstrations and ample time to work on your own paintings, with plenty of personal attention from Sandra, while being encouraged to develop your personal painting style. A supply list will be sent prior to class and is available at

Sandra Place grew up in Manitowoc, WI and lives in Santa Fe, NM. She received a B.A. from Northwestern University and pursued her art education at the American Academy of Art in Chicago. She works primarily in pastels and acrylics. She has had over 20 one-person shows and many national juried group exhibitions. She is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation. Her work is in national and international collections and is included in the books Celebrating Door County’s Wild Places and Artists for Conservation 2015. Sandra is represented by fine galleries in the West and Midwest.

Tuition: $185 (lunch included each day)
Supply List: Click for Supply List PDF
Location: Jens Jensen Visitor Center

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Total Cost: $185.00

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