Acrylic Materials and Methods with Jules

Category: Seminars & Workshops

Event Date:

Sunday, February 17, 2019


12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


The Art Supply Depo
29 S Saint Clair St.
Toledo, OH 43604

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Instructor: Jules Webster
Ages: Adults, 18+ (age firm)
Skill level: Intermediate to advanced, some prior acrylic experience required
Sunday, February 17, 2019 from 12:30 - 4:00 pm

The workshop will begin with a discussion of all the types of substrates that can be used for acrylics, and with a priming demonstration of how to seal or prep surfaces using Golden Acrylic Gels and clear acrylic gesso. We will then explore the different viscosities of paint gels and mediums on provided sample canvas boards, and how to modify and mix all acrylic products. Differences between acrylic paint types, acrylic gels, acrylic thinning mediums, and brushes will be emphasized. The latter portion of this workshop will allow for hands-on studio experimentation on your work, group discussion of materials and processes, and Q+A regarding any acrylic products or best practices. You are then welcome to start a new painting on one of your new primed surfaces or work on any in-progress paintings, or paintings you considered finished but on which you’d like to experiment with any or all of my acrylic products. This workshop will provide students with a greater understanding of how acrylics can be used and modified, and an opportunity to have creative dialogue with others in a comfortable studio environment.

In this hands-on, open-ended, and interactive workshop, Jules will demonstrate multiple methods for:

-priming raw surfaces or re-priming a sub-standard surface

-selecting a surface and primer based on artist intent

-methods for beginning a painting

-transferring an image to a panel and the effect of the primer on the image transfer

-using acrylic gels and mediums to modify paint viscosity and add texture

-selecting the appropriate medium for glazing in acrylic

-selecting appropriate paint or modifiers to slow acrylic drying time

-selecting appropriate viscosity and brand of paint based upon artist intent

-reading information provided on paint tubes to identify quality and content

-selecting appropriate brushes or tools based upon the viscosity of paint used

Participants should bring (mandatory):

-one or two acrylic paintings in progress on which to experiment

-three small wooden panels, canvases, or canvas boards under 8x8” to prime using various materials and begin new paintings

-sketchbook or notebook and pencil for notes

-a large flat palette, palette paper, or a few plastic picnic plates to use as a palette

-flat boxes or another container to transport wet paintings home


-snacks and beverages

-some of your own acrylic paints and products to supplement what I will bring and with which to experiment

-your own brushes

-paper towels, water container

***Please reference our class cancellation policy on our website.***

Please register as soon as you plan on attending. Classes that don't reach the minimum number of students required will be canceled 48 hours before the first day of class. Last minute registrations are accepted if class minimum is met and space allows.

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