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Acrylic Painting

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Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
At 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
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Venue: S370,3rd Fl, S Bldg. No class on 11/28/19.
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Matthew Fischer

What you'll learn in this acrylic painting class:

This class provides personalized instruction from expert teaching artists in the beautiful and flexible medium of acrylic paint.

Working from direct observation, you’ll learn to render what’s in front of you and create depth and luminosity as you explore the use of textures and different surfaces. Beginning with basic forms, the class progresses from still lifes to the live model and covers perspective, value and tone as well as the basics of color theory. All levels; no experience necessary.

Instructors: 
Matthew Fischer, Rachel Grobstein, Paul Metrinko, Philip Vanderhyden


Acrylic Paints
You should purchase tubes and buy only paints made by Golden or Liquitex or Holbein. Purchase only artist-grade paints, not student-grade.
  • alizarin crimson
  • ultramarine blue
  • titanium white (big tube)
  • c.p. cadmium red medium (not hue version)
  • c.p. cadmium lemon yellow (not hue version)
  • burnt sienna
  • c.p. cadmium yellow medium (not the hue version)
Brushes
Bristle brushes are great for acrylic paint. A couple of nylon brushes are ok but the majority should be bristle.
  • Select a range of sizes, small and large (from #4 to #12) for: Flats, Rounds & Filberts. 
  • Bring at least two medium sized artist brushes to first class. Matthew recommends 1 round #10, 2 filbert #8, 1 flat #12, and one bright #6
Palette Knives
  • One palette knife, medium size, any shape
Canvas
  • One canvas pad (16” x 20”)
  • Any pre-primed panels or pre-stretched canvases in a variety of sizes
Palette
  • One disposable paper palette (11” x 16”) or a roll of Reynold’s freezer paper
Medium
  • 16 oz gloss or matte gel medium, heavy Golden brand **NOT NEEDED for Paul Metrinko or Rachel Grobstein's Class

Miscellaneous
  • Roll masking blue masking tape
  • Medium spray bottle
  • Used and washed yogurt containers and jars both with lids (spaghetti sauce, salsa are best)
  • 2 rolls shop paper towels, the blue ones
Additional for Matthew Fischer’s class:
  • Acrylic Paints – pthalo blue (green shade), burnt umber, pthalo green (yellow shade), permanent green light.
You may also view the material list HERE

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Refund Policies:

92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:
  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.
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To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.

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If you are unable to attend a class one day, are you able to make it up another day?
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Hi! I am not a beginner painter, have taken advanced art courses throughout high school and majored in studio art in college. I want to take a class to get back into it and learn new techniques. Would this be a good course to take or more for beginners?
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Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (535)

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Acrylic Painting
Reviewed by Anonymous on 11/7/2018
It was the wrong choice for me personally. I was looking for a class that where the instructor would explore the use of acrylic mediums and abstract art. Instead, the first 2 classes were spent painting stoic still-life’s. I stopped attending.
Acrylic Painting
Reviewed by Cindy S. on 4/8/2018
It's a course for beginners and the teacher is wonderful at bringing out the strengths of each individual.
Acrylic Painting
Reviewed by Hannah R. on 4/9/2017
Great class to learn techniques and get started painting. Individual instruction was helpful in the small class format. Instructor: Phil Vanderhyden
Acrylic Painting
Reviewed by Daniel C. on 12/18/2018
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Reviewed by April S. on 8/6/2018
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