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Monday: Adult Beginning Acrylic [Adult]

04/30/2018 10:30 AM - 06/11/2018 12:30 PM ET


Adult Classes + Workshops


  • $180.00




In this basic acrylic painting course participants will go from preliminary sketch to finished work. (click title for more info & materials list)

Teaching Artist: Dressler Smith
Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm: 6 sessions
April 30 - June 11, 2018 (no class 5/28)
Members: $162 | Regular: $180
Late fee of $25 will apply from April 23, 2018


In this basic acrylic painting course participants will learn from observation. We will first learn how to develop a painting from a small preliminary sketch. Using color through mixing and the use of color complements will be applied next. The class will also explore glazing techniques with this fast drying media. Emphasis will be placed on the creative process of each individual at their own level.

Materials Needed: Set of 12 watercolor pencils, basic 8 color acrylic set liquitex suggested, acrylic paint brushes including #8 round #10 filbert brush, paper palettes pad, blue paper towels or cotton rag, soap for brushes, matte medium, jar or water cup, canvas or mixed media paper for surface or support, scrap paper pad for preliminary drawings.

About the Teaching Artist: Dressler Smith is a nationally acclaimed American artist, and author, whose unique works on paper and stained glass windows are designed for churches & are to "touch the human spirit". Dressler Smith's journey is chronicled in the new book "Celebrating Life Through the Arts: The Inspirational Journey of Dressler Smith". Her work became private acquisitions of notable celebrities Oprah Winfrey, former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham and Coretta  Scott King.

Dressler has been the Coordinator of Adult Programs for the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine arts in Philadelphia, PA, through June 2017 and she has taught at Camden County College for 23 years. She was voted one of 20 Super Women of 2016 by South Jersey Magazine.

Dressler's paintings and stained glass are dedicated to the memory of the mothers of our past many of which were unable to have an art career.


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