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art class

Complete a Beautiful Painting

art class

Complete a Beautiful Painting

38 reviews
Availability for this experience is rare.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English
art class

Complete a Beautiful Painting

art class

Complete a Beautiful Painting

38 reviews
Availability for this experience is rare.
Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Drinks, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

All it takes is desire. I can show you how to fearlessly complete an acrylic painting even if you’ve never painted before… even if you don’t think you have the talent. I'll show you how to ‘read’ a photograph, mix colors, handle a brush with confidence and most important... discover your own style! Great class for all levels - experienced painters will get new techniques to up their game. I’ve been coaching emerging artists for ten years to enthusiastic reviews. We start with an intention to like what we do - the Bob Ross concept of 'no mistakes' and a quick intro to tools. Ten minutes in you'll have a brush full of color and a way to see separate layers in a landscape photo. I'll demonstrate each layer as we go step by step to quickly build 'abstract' puzzle pieces of color from shadows to highlights - ending with tips for final touches to make each painting uniquely yours. Every student I've taught has completed a painting that looks better than the reference photo and you'll be stunned at how good you really are. Acrylic paint is non toxic and dries quickly, so you'll walk out with that wonderful feeling of accomplishment and a surprisingly okay work of art. Many people tell me they see the world differently after taking my art class.

Your host

Learn more about Mernie

Mernie

My 40 years as an artist & illustrator inspires a thoroughly rewarding morning. My first adult painting class was at age 6 in the 60s, BA in Art in the 70s and had a full time art biz in the SF Bay Area for 35 yrs doing fine art, murals & portraits. I painted 50 stage sets in N California theaters. As a 6 year rep for Grumbacher Paint I taught beginning classes, advanced workshops & intensive art retreats in the Sierras. Winning Humorous Speech competitions in Toastmasters suggests I'm entertaining. These high-energy acrylic lessons for beginning - advanced adults are limited to six per class. Everyone gets lots of one-on-one instruction!

What's included

Drinks
A selection of plain & flavored soda water
Equipment
I supply brushes, a reference photo, acrylics, pallet, water, rags & 9x12" canvas panel. You'll keep your finished painting.

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Where you'll be

I have a bright, clean, comfortable classroom for up to six students downstairs in my home in the burbs of Woodstock - just 2 miles from town center. No paint fume smell at all. A pellet stove warms the room in winter, there's a restroom next to the classroom and off street parking.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 17 and up can attend. You don't need 'talent' - just desire! There will be a friendly chihuahua and perhaps another small dog or two (maybe yours). Acrylic paint is non-toxic.

More tips

Dress funky as acrylic paint won’t wash out. You'll take your painting home with you along with fresh neurotransmitters from learning a new skill. Groups of 4-6 can arrange a custom private class.

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Mernie
Complete a Beautiful Painting
38 reviews
From $45/person
38 reviews
From $45/person