Make a Mark, Make a Meaning: finding your voice with acrylic colors
With Scott Burnett

Two day workshop painting in acrylics/mixed media

DATE/TIME Saturday & Sunday, November 15-16 / 11am-4pm /$180


Max 6 students

REGISTRATION: You can register for this class by calling in, coming in, or online. Scroll ot the bottom of the page for online registration. 425.640.6408

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Painting, like any good conversation, is as much about listening as it is about saying. What do the marks you make tell you about your unique artistic voice? Stir up a spirited interaction with colors and shapes. Discover the essential lines and gestures of your style, and then develop them into a personal visual vocabulary.

We'll work predominantly with acrylic colors. Other media, such as water-soluble graphite crayon or "Inktense" pencils, may be incorporated too.

This class is appropriate for beginners, and will also be relevant to experienced artists that want exercise their "beginner mind".

Day One:  Guided experimentation with mark-making and patterning. Learn to see the shapes and textures of your own "visual  voice". We'll provoke dialog between abstraction and representation. We'll find abstract patterns and movements in plain  view, and we'll coax recognizable forms from abstract elements.

Day Two:  Infusing Day One's discoveries into an acrylic painting. Bring the essential lines and gestures of your unique style to a  new work, or to an older one that needs a new lease on life. Stir up a conversation!


  • One 16x20 canvas or board (11x14 or 14x14 if preferred)
  • Sketchbook (preferably wet/dry) or a few sheets of paper
  • XL Graphite or Charcoal, Conté Crayon, Lyra graphite crayon, etc. (Choose two or more dry media options)
  • At least two acrylic colors
  • At least one paintbrush
  • At least one palette knife
  • Two or more of 5x7 or 6x6-ish canvas board, MDF board or wood panel
  • Palette (a paper palette pad is a nice option)

All items on list available at ARTspot and as a registered student you get 10% off! Our staff can set aside a selection for you and have it ready and waiting, or come in anytime for assistance in selecting your art materials. 

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