Beginning Acrylic Painting

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
6 - 8:30 PM

This class is currently full. To have your name added to the waiting list, please call (916) 808-1182 or email

Two Tuesdays, November 7 & 14

Ages 18+

Designed with beginners in mind, this introduction to acrylic painting offers participants basic lessons in color complements, tints, and shades. Students will view and discuss style and technique in the galleries, then apply their knowledge in the studios.

$70 members • $80 nonmembers

Instructor: Shonna McDaniels

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About the Instructor:

Shonna McDaniels is widely known as a professional artist and the Founder and Director of the Sojourner Truth Multicultural Art Museum (STMAM) in South Sacramento. STMAM offers art classes and various experiences for all ages, but concentrates most on art education for youth. “I feel today, more than ever, that art is needed by young people as a forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination, cultural and historical understanding. Indeed, art should be a priority in human development.“

With more than 25 years of community involvement that includes organizing community-wide festivals that support art education programs offered by STMAM, partnering with the Crocker’s hugely successful Block by Block initiative and supporting emerging artists’ careers, Ms. McDaniels somehow manages to pursue her own artistic growth.

“My goal as an artist is to share the strength and majesty of ancient African culture via beautiful paintings, mixed media, clay pottery and Styrofoam. Most importantly, my goal is to always be a student of the arts and never accept the idea that I have arrived.” Ms. McDaniels favorite subject matter is the African woman and she feels driven to paint them using dark blue hues, purple and brown to convey skin tones. Oil is her chosen medium, but she also works in pastels, charcoal, acrylic and recycled materials.

“Shonna McDaniels is a superb instructor for classes designed for life-long learners. She understands the desire for continual challenge that is typical of Crocker students,” Emma Moore, the Museum’s manager of studio experiences.


Register by clicking the REGISTER button above or visit the Museum Admission Desk.

No experience is required unless noted. The Museum provides student-quality supplies included in the fee unless indicated otherwise. Students are welcome to bring their personal supplies; however there is no discount for doing so. Oil paints are not allowed in studio classrooms.

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