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 - 4 WEEK COURSE

Wednesdays, September 7 through September 28
9 am - 1 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

Wednesdays, November 2 through December 7
10 am - 1 pm

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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LANDSCAPES IN ACRYLICS WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 16-18 
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. Plan, sketch and compose a landscape painting, learn how to use brushes to create realistic, organic marks, mix the colors of nature in all their subtlety and brilliance, capture light, water and shadows!

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STILL LIFE IN ACRYLICS WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 18 - 20 
10 am - 3 pm

This workshop is for beginners, with all artist grade materials included and plenty of exercises and information to get you going with painting. Students will work with shadow boxes to create well lit still lives, and work from life. Learn how to capture light and shadow, wrinkles, glass, etc! 

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CREATURES IN ACRYLICS WEEKEND WORKSHOP

Friday, Saturday and Sunday December 2-4
10am - 3pm

Designed for beginners but fun for everyone, this weekend intensive will explore creatures of all types! Bring in a picture of an animal you'd love to paint and learn the basics of painting and so much more! 

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PAINT & PIZZA IN THE GALLERY!

Monthly 6:00 - 9:00pm

“Paint & Pizza” sessions are a fun introduction to painting – in a gallery setting! Designed for absolute beginners, but enjoyable for anyone, these have a casual night on the town vibe, with pizza, beer, wine, cookies, 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!

September 9: Paint the Western Flyer

October 28: Halloween Cats

November 11: Paint Your Pet

December 9: Paint Your Grandma

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