Painting with Acrylics

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston

Course Details
$345 4 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Sep 30, 1:00pm - Dec 02, 4:00pm (10 sessions)

Evanston, North Side
1717 Central St
Btwn Broadway & Eastwood Avenues
Evanston, Illinois 60201
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: David Gista

What you'll learn in this acrylic painting class:

A strong introduction to painting in which students learn about color mixing, painting techniques and composition. Each student receives 1-on-1 instruction and everyone is encouraged to develop personal themes. The focus is exclusively acrylics. Students will learn the specifics of this rich technique, which can equal the wonders of oil when well-mastered.

Instructor's recommended supply list:


  •  Bone black
  • Titanium white
  • Titanium buff
  • Cadmium yellow light (imitation)
  • Cadmium red medium (imitation)
  • Magenta medium
  • Cearuleum blue
  • Prussian blue
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Burnt sienna
  • Raw umber
  • Yellow ochre
  • Naples yellow

Paint brands: Golden (best), Liquitex , Utrecht , Blick (cheapest the least quality)

  • Canvas
  • Canvas pad
  • Sketch book ( Bristol )
  • Palette Knives (various shapes and sizes )
  • Natural bristle brushes: Flat, filbert, round ( from small to quite large )
  • Fabric rags (cotton)
  • Acrylic glazing medium
  • Acrylic mat medium
  • Container for water

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Refund Policy
Tuition is refundable for Adult and YFA (Youth Fine Arts) classes, minus a processing fee for each class dropped, only if the EAC Registrar is notified by or on the next working day after the first class has met. Workshop fees (minus a processing fee) are refundable up until one week prior to the program. 

If the Director of IT and Administration is notified at least one week prior to the scheduled start date, a processing fee of $50 is charged for dropping adult classes, YFA classes, or workshops costing $100 or more or a $25 processing fee is charged for dropping programs costing under $100. 

A processing fee equal to 50% of the tuition is charged for adult or YFA classes and camps that are dropped during the period from six days before the first class meets and the next working day after the first class has met (workshop fees are not refundable during this period). Please refer to the chart below. 

Students are responsible for notifying the Art Center Director of IT and Administration that they wish to drop a class or workshop; not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. If you must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no refunds will be given. 

There is no deferred, reduced or pro-rated tuition. Membership is non-refundable. There are no exceptions to the Evanston Art Center refund policy.

Refund Schedule for Dropped Classes or Workshops

Type Dropped 7 or more days before the 1st Session* Dropped between 6 days before the 1st Session & the 1st Working day after the 1st Session Dropped after the 1st Working day after the 1st Session*
Adult & YFA Classes & Camps Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** Tuition is refunded minus a processing fee equal to 50% of the Tuition No Refund or Credit
Workshops costing $100 or more Tuition refunded minus $50 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No refund or credit
Workshops under $100 Tuition refunded minus $25 processing fee** No Refund or Credit No Refund or Credit

*The first session is defined as the first day a class or workshop meets (not the first class or workshop attended).  

**To avoid paying the processing fee, students may elect to receive a full tuition credit for classes or workshops dropped seven days or more before the first session. Tuition credit will expire one year from the date the class or workshop is dropped and must be used in full for EAC class and/or workshop tuition. After the credit is redeemed, no further refund options will be available. 

Tuition credits are not redeemable for cash under any circumstances. Credits may be transferred to another individual only with written notice.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista 10 $345
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Mon, Oct 07 1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista
Mon, Oct 14 1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista
Mon, Oct 21 1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista
Mon, Oct 28 1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista
Mon, Nov 04 1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista
Mon, Nov 11 1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista
Mon, Nov 18 1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista
Mon, Nov 25 1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista
Mon, Dec 02 1:00pm - 4:00pm David Gista

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