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Spring Wildflowers
5 Thursdays
Spring sessions starts April 11
9am-10:30am MT from Banff
 $150 for Tutorial
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NEW TECHNIQUES* The first 3 sessions create a foundational painting with acrylics. The last 2 session introduces oil painting to assist in popping colour and creating more depth with luminosity to your artwork. This is a great opportunity to learn the basics of oil and utilize these techniques to enhance any previous acrylic artwork.  Each week is recorded for students to review. 
Suggested Art Supply List
Acrylic paints
  • Suggested colours: alzarin red crimson, cadmium Red, cadmium orange, cadmium yellow light, cadmium yellow medium, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean or Colbalt Blue, Permanent Violet, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Black, Sap Green, Phtalo Green, Colbalt Green, Titanium White
  • Gloss Glaze Medium  
Oil paints
If you are new to oils, or only have a limited amount, then only purchase transparent colors of at least red, yellow, and blue, and one white.
  • Transparent Red: Alizarin or  Quinacridone Red / Transparent Blue: Ultramarine Blue  Phthalo Blue / Transparent Yellow: Indian Yellow or Hansa yellow / Phatlo Green & Viridian / Titanium White / Black

  • Add any other transparent oils

  • Add any opaque oils

  • Non-toxic solvents: Soythin or Citrasolve ( for cleaning your brushes rather than turpentine)

  • Glazing medium: Alkyd, Walnut Oil, or Linseed Oil

  • NOTE* some painters prefer to keep their oil brushes separate to acrylic

  • Palette can be a piece of glass, a white plate, a container that you could essentially cover with plastic or a lid


  • Canvas a long landscape orientation. If you have a spot for it in mind consider the dimensions of the wall space. You can always orientate your canvas to a different size as the application is relevant for all canvases. Examples of size: 12x24, 16x40 (this is quite large)
  • A table top easel
  • A Variety of Synthetic Brushes: flat brushes  either 1/2 inch width or smaller, round brush with fine tip for any details, blending brushes, liner, Rigger Brush for very fine detailing
  • Water Glass
  • Rag for cleaning brushes in between coats
  • Hair Dryer is handy (in case you need to speed up drying time)
  • A palette for your paints or Palette Sheets with a plastic white plate works well
  • A palette knife or plastic knife for mixing
  • A printed version of your reference image in colour and in black & white
How ONLINE Classes work
A ZOOM link is sent to you upon registration. You can use the same meeting code for each tutorial

Each session is recorded and available for the week. If you prefer to access the tutorial longer you have the option to download it to your desktop.

​The above reference image is sent via email. It's recommended to either print a copy in colour (black & white is also handy), or have it available every week during the tutorial on a separate device
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Past 5wk Subjects
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