Instructor: Robert Brunelle Jr.

A one day workshop on learning the basics of painting with acrylics. Topics covered will include: differences between acrylics and other types of paints, mixing colors, creating brushstroke effects, and composing a picture. At the end of the day students will have a finished acrylic painting.

**Students provide their own materials. The recommended list is included here:



1) Acrylic paints in tubes (not the liquid type used by crafters).  Basic set of colors- white, red, dark blue, light blue, yellow ochre, dark brown, light brown, plus any additional colors you want to buy.
2) Brushes made for "Oils / Acrylics", not those made for "Watercolors".  A basic set includes a small, medium and large size of both round brushes and flat brushes.
3) Something to paint on-  this could be watercolor paper, masonite panels, canvas boards or stretched canvas.
4) A palette to put the paints on- this could be an inexpensive plastic palette with wells for the colors, or a spongebox, which is designed to keep the paints wet.
5) A smock or apron - acrylic paints do not wash out of clothes!
6) Photos or drawings to look at for ideas for paintings.

Acrylic Painting Saturday Workshop

  • Day: Saturday January 25th

    Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm w/ a break for lunch

    Location: Room 113

    Instructor: Robert Waldo Brunelle Jr.

    I am a painter, kinetic sculptor, book illustrator, art teacher and political cartoonist. From 1981 to 2012 I was the art teacher at Browns River Middle School. From 1995-2011 I was the president of the Northern Vermont Artist Association, and I am now the NVAA's Vice President. To see more of my artwork, visit

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