The following Acrylic painting classes taught by Julie Read are being offered through Northwind Arts Center in Port Townsend, WA.
Please visit their website to register for these classes. 

LEARN TO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS LEVEL 1 - 6 WEEK COURSE

Tuesdays, May 17 through June 21
1 pm - 4 pm

Acrylic paints are a versatile and fun introduction to paint mediums. This class is for absolute beginners and will cover many basics including brushes, surfaces, planning a composition, styles of art, mixing color and detecting values. As a self-taught painter, Julie Read encourages her students to learn through practice, indulge their impulses, laugh through the ugly efforts and gradually pick up techniques as they apply to assignments. 

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LEARN TO PAINT WITH ACRYLICS LEVEL 2 - 6 WEEK COURSE

Tuesdays, July 5 through August 16
5 pm - 8pm

This class series is great for people who feel comfortable with acrylic paints, brushes, color mixing, value, composition, preparing canvases and finishing paintings. Julie will provide challenging assignments focusing on painting from life, fine details, and unique applications. As a self-taught painter, Julie guides her students to learn through practice, indulge their impulses, laugh through their efforts and hone techniques through assignments. Julie’s Level 1 course recommended as prerequisite.

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CREATURES IN ACRYLICS WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 10-12 10am - 3pm

Geared toward absolute beginners, this workshop introduces paints, brushes, priming and finishing canvases. It’s also suitable and fun for any practiced painter wanting to hone their techniques. Practice sketching animals with painting in mind, compose your painting to focus the attention on your subject, brushwork that creates the perfect fur, feathers and scales. Capture realistic looking eyes, noses and mouths (beaks, snouts, talons, etc.).

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PAINT-YOUR-PALETTE CLASSES: EVERY FIRST FRIDAY

Monthly, every first Friday 5:30 - 9:00pm

“Paint Your Palette” sessions are a fun introduction to painting – in a gallery setting! Designed for absolute beginners, but enjoyable for anyone, PYP’s have a casual night on the town vibe, with wine, snacks, and music.  Julie gives step-by-step instruction from start to finish, encouraging each artist to find their own voice. No two paintings will be the same!

May 6: Paint Your Pet

June 3: Paint Your Shoes

July 1: Paint A Raptor

August 5: Sunflowers

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