(Socially Distanced) Acrylic Painting for Beginners

For ages 18+

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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Four Tuesdays, starting May 25

Get to know the basics of acrylic painting while exploring one of the Golden State’s most popular genres of painting: landscapes. This introductory class covers the foundations of color theory, paint mixing, brush techniques, and composition, before culminating with the creation of an iconic California landscape, filled with wildflowers and sunlight. All supplies are included; registration closes May 21.

Note: The Crocker is taking measures to ensure in-person class participants maintain appropriate distance to limit and/or avoid close contact with others. Among other things, we are limiting the number of people in our classes, as well as monitoring and marking the distance between class participants. In-person participants must wear a mask — including those who have already been vaccinated — practice social distancing, and comply with health and safety protocols. Click HERE to learn more about our Health & Safety policies.

Instructor Patris left the education profession in 2004 to pursue her art full time. She has been juried into several national plein air painting competitions, and her work is in many private and public collections. Patris opened her own studio and gallery in Oak Park where she exhibits her artwork along with other local artists and coordinates other art-related events. She also teaches art classes in her studio and Zoom on a wide variety of subject matters.


$120 for members
$135 for nonmembers

Register by clicking the REGISTER button above, or email emoore@crockerart.org for assistance. Not a member? Click here to join today!

Melanie Andrews (past participant), Homage to Granville Redmond (detail), 2020. Acrylic paint.

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