Acrylic paints are one of the most versatile painterly mediums. Through its non-toxic nature, fast drying application and vibrant pigments, acrylic paint allows an artist to convey any subject matter while employing different types of techniques and application processes. Whether you are a beginner or returning to acrylic painting, in this course you will learn the basics of colour theory, the study of light and shadow, composition, visual perspective, brush work, paint handling and paint application. You will start to look at things in detail and with a critical eye, exploring various ways in which you can depict what you see and feel. Over the span of the course, varied subject matter will be explored, using photo reference and still-life. With plenty of demonstrations and individual attention, you can work at your own pace while receiving positive and supportive feedback.
Paints:If buying new paints, it’s best not to get student quality acrylics. Golden, Liquitex, Winsor and Newton heavy body artist quality paints work well. Otherwise, just use what you already have
Palette: titanium white, mars black, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, viridian green, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow medium, raw sienna, cadmium red, raw umber Supports:
New students, four or five 12” x 16” or larger canvases or canvas boards. Returning students, canvases in your preferred size Brushes:
If buying new brushes, choose brushes made for acrylic and water colour rather than oil paints, which are stiffer. Otherwise, use what you have that is similar.
A one-inch flat brush, square tip
A half-inch flat brush, square tip
A quarter inch flat brush, square tip
#6 or #8 round brush with a good point Other:
2B lead pencil
4B charcoal pencil
willow charcoal sticks
small (5”x7”) notebook
To participate in one of our virtual classes, you will require the following: A computer (laptop or desktop, with an internal microphone and camera) OR a newer model iPad, Tablet, iPhone or Smart Phone. Please make sure that you have hands-free capability, using a stand or tripod A stable WIFI connection The Zoom application (free when you sign up) Materials for the class that you registered for (see individual material lists provided for each class) A quiet work area for creating and participating in your class
More details found here: https://avenueroadartsschool.com/online-policies/#neededonline
Jennifer Hinrichs graduated from Central Technical School’s Fine Art department. She has worked as an art director in publishing and has been painting and exhibiting her work for over 20 years. Her subjects include the figure and the landscapes and interiors they inhabit, in a variety of mediums including charcoal, pastel, oil and acrylics. Jennifer has taught drawing and painting at George Brown College, and is an experienced creativity workshop leader. Her work is in private collections around North America and Bermuda, where she was an artist in residence with Masterworks Foundation. Jennifer’s work appears at the John B. Aird Gallery, and Main Gallery, Neilson Park Creative Centre. Visit grandmananartists.com.
"My drawing class, for me, is what I imagine meditation is like for other people. The class begins and your brain immediately takes you to another place, a zen-like space that’s deeply relaxing, removed from anywhere you’ve been before. What feels like moments later, the class is over and you return home in a new state of calm. It’s a feeling you want to hang onto. Magical.” - Leslie Milrod
"Jennifer is an excellent teacher and managed to connect well with each member of our class. Her communication is clear and was sufficiently simple for our class. Her sense of humour, organization and encouragement were well appreciated." - Alanna Quinn