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Thursday: Acrylic Painting Studio [Adults]

02/06/2020 07:30 PM - 03/12/2020 09:30 PM ET


Adult Classes + Workshops




Explore techniques to paint a landscape, florals, still life or seascapes and discover the joy of painting! (click title link for materials list)

Teaching Artist: Barbara Schaeffer
Teens & Adults: Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 pm: 6 sessions
February 6- March 12 (Snow Dates: March 19 and 26)
$189 Member | $210 non-Member
Materials list provided


Chase the winter gloom away and learn something new! Acrylic painting is the perfect solution. Join me as I show you how to handle this water-based medium to create satisfying and creative artwork. Each week a new subject will be explored including landscape, floral, still life, or seascape. Basic techniques to be covered will include paint properties, how to mix color, tinting and shading, brush techniques, and composition. Participants can bring their own reference or work along with me and the subject I provide each week.


Materials: 9x12” or 11x14” back stapled canvas or canvas panel; palette pad; metal palette knife; acrylic brushes: #8 filbert, 1/2" flat, #2 or #3 round; water container; paper towels; smock or apron (optional); acrylic paints in tubes: Titanium white, Cadmium red light, Ultramarine blue, Cadmium Yellow, medium Thalo blue, Alizarin Crimson, Hookers Green, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna.

About the Teaching Artist
Barbara Schaeffer is a design professional with 20 years of experience in Product and Surface design. As the owner of Barbara Schaeffer Design she has produced collections for the gift and home furnishings industries. Her clients have included Lenox Brands, Macy’s, Polo/Ralph Lauren and Avon Products. Barbara honed her skills as an artist while creating the surface designs for Dinnerware and Textiles. She has begun a second career using her sense of color and composition as a painting teacher certified by Grumbacher. Recently she has brought her skills to residents in Assisted Living residences and as a member of the Senior Outreach program sponsored by the Princeton Arts Council. She has always had a keen interest in crafting and has been teaching a craft program she designed for seniors as well as an instructor at Michaels Art and Craft store, where she has taught every age group. She brings her love of simple materials and fascination with everyday objects to the projects she creates for her students. She refines each one, so that each item can be done by those with little or no expertise. Her greatest satisfaction comes from seeing the pleasure each student experiences when they make something they never thought they could do. Barbara holds a BFA from The University of the Arts and has studied at The School of Visual Arts, Parsons School of Design, and Mercer County Community College.



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