Tag Archives: Acrylic

Fluid Acrylics for Beginners or Explorers w/Sara Alyn Oakley

Paint your way through a full introduction to this exciting medium that truly serves as a cross between oil and watercolor. Not like the tube acrylics that don’t really capture the joy of either medium, but a wonderful dance between thin and thick, transparent and opaque, subtle and brilliant. Whether you paint in other media, or have never picked up a brush, you will enjoy this wild and loose workshop with a distinctly contemporary approach. Supply list online.

Friday Jan 27, 6 PM – 9 PM (Demo)

January 28 and 29

Saturday and Sunday

9 AM – 5 PM

Cost $210



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Fast, Loose & Bold Painting wiht Patti Mollica

If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out. You will practice using bigger brushes and ample paint. We will take color to new unexpected places by working with simplified values. You will learn how to loosen up and apply your paint in a gestural, painterly manner.  Join us for targeted instruction and training – this may open the door to an exciting new level of creativity and artistic expression. Supply list available online.

The workshop begins with a full explanation of materials, methods and a step-by-step painting demo.

You will learn and practice:
– how to simplify and see values clearly
– how to create a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a successful painting
– how to translate values into colors
– how to simplify – knowing what detail is important – and what is not
– how to paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look
– how to work with thicker paint and bigger brushes
– how to keep colors clean and bright
– how to get energetic, gestural brushwork

Three Day
Feb 26 – 28

Sunday – Tuesday
9:30 – 4:30 PM
Cost: $475


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Still Life/Floral Painting-A Classical Approach w/Stephanie Amato

This class is for the oil painter or pastelist who is interested in developing their individual style and furthering their technical ability.  Working from still life/floral setups, the student will be guided with demonstrations focusing on composition, value, temperature and design. Group and individual critiques will help highlight the artist’s strength and progress. All levels welcome.

4 Tuesdays: 1-4 PM

Session 1: Jan 17 – Feb 7

Session 2: Mar 28 – Apr 18

Session 3: May 2 – 23

$125 members – $150 non-members



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Abstract Painting from the Inside Out w/Patricia Fabian

In this class we will explore how to get in touch with your feelings and to convey it onto the canvas. With an expressionistic approach, we will use alternative methods and negative space to think outside of the box and paint what speaks to you. For all levels, not a level based class rather a class in exploration. Use your medium of choice and if a beginner; a set of acrylic paints, a water media pad, a set of brushes and palette.  We will do warm up exercises so everyone will either need a water media pad or canvas panels.

4 Mondays: 10 AM – 12:30 PM

February 6 – 27

$100 Members – $125  Non-members



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Studio Painting for Intermediate and Advanced Artists with Chris Sherry

Looking to join a painting group that meets weekly and has FUN? Come join the comradery in the afternoons in our painting studios with Quinlan’s most popular instructor Christopher Sherry! Chris’s class will have regular, short demonstrations on various painting techniques and styles and you are free to choose the subject to paint, as well as your preferred medium: oil or acrylic. General feedback and critiques daily. Chris has been a part of the Quinlan family for over 10 + years and has quite a following! We will love to have you join us for this engaging class.  Supply list online.

6 Thursdays: 10 AM – 12:30 PM


 Session 1: Jan 12 – Feb 16

Session 2: March 2 – April 6

Session 3: April 27 – June 1

 $120 members – $145 non-members 



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Painting techniques for the Beginning Painter with Chris Sherry

Want to have a great time learning how to paint for the very first time? Look no further, this class is for you! This class is designed for the BEGINNER painter.  We will have a mixture of lectures, demonstrations, paint-alongs and Q & A on how to paint specific items. Chris will show you basic technique and discuss essential painting materials to show you how painting can be FUN! Students are encouraged to bring photographs or other reference materials.

*This one hour prerequisite seminar for those taking the course for the first time.  Chris will discuss his supply list, help with you current inventory of art supplies, and discuss other materials needed or helpful for the class, and how to get the most from your experience. Feel free to hang out or explore our art library after the intro and before your class starts.

6 Thursdays: 1:30 PM – 4 PM 

 Pre-requisite class for new students, first day 9 AM – 10 AM


 Session 1: Jan 12 – Feb 16

Session 2: March 2 – April 6

Session 3: April 27 – June 1

$120 members – $145 non-members




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Beginners Acrylic with Anita Ford

Learn the basics of acrylic painting.  Explore acrylic painting techniques on a variety of surfaces, experiment with brush techniques, color mixing/blending, and complete at least four individual paintings (including a still life, seascape, landscape, and floral).  If you’ve always wanted to try acrylic painting, please come and join us!

6 Wednesdays: 6 PM – 8 PM      

 Session 1: Jan 11 – Feb 15

Session 2: Mar 1 – Apr 5

Session 3: Apr 19 – May 24

$120 members – $145 non-members



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Independent Study Group w/Mary Frances Hull

The instructor will work closely with the attendees to help them further their own personal style and skill level.  Best suited for students who seek guidance to expand and explore their art. Students should bring their own materials, tools and ideas to work with during class. Welcome media include: Water color, acrylic, drawing, pastels, clay, mosaic, colored pencil.

8 Wednesdays: Jan 11 – March 1

1 – 3pm

$160 Members – $185 Non-Members


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