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... from total beginners to advanced, Giselle will teach all levels.
If you are a total beginner, meaning having no experience with any type of drawing or painting, I recommend you start with drawing classes before you venture into Acrylic Painting.
If you have been drawing or painting a bit, or if you are an experienced painter and like to explore the acrylic medium, you are most welcome to join my classes, and start on exiting acrylic projects.
All art classes are based on individual teaching within a class environment.
You can start at anytime and you also can change mediums at any time ...
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When acrylic paint is diluted with water, it handles similarly to water-colour, when thinned with a smaller amount of water, acrylic can have a superb gouache like consistency. If you add even less water, or thin it with acrylic medium you will have a paint quality like that of oil.
If you add retarder and or gel medium, or paste extender, you have a medium that has even more body than oil.
If you are interested in working with collage techniques, there is no better medium than acrylic. It is an excellent adhesive and can be used to bind papers, fabrics, sand and any other materials to the painting surface.
Acrylics can be used directly from the tube or thinned with water. But the real fun starts when you begin to add media.
The range of brushes used for painting in acrylic is the same as that used for watercolour and oil painting. What you choose will depend on the sort of technique you are going to do.
Soft fibres are designed to hold diluted paint, like in watercolour techniques.
Because acrylic paint dries so quickly, there is a risk that the paint will dry on the brush, damaging it. Don't put your costly sable brushes at risk.
Synthetic brushes work well for synthetic acrylic paints.
Stiff brushes or bristle brushes are used for oil painting techniques, esp. for Impasto work.
Get to know your brushes and find out what "marks" you can make with different type of brushes, how much paint they can carry and how they respond to different surfaces.
Thicker paint and bristle brushes make more distinct marks than soft runny paints and soft brushes.
Every brush is capable of a range of marks. You can even use the handle of the brush to scratch into wet paint, a technique called "sgrafitto".
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