Wayne Jiang – Transitioning to Acrylic from Watercolor (Online); Fridays, September 1-15, 2023

Date: Fridays, September 1-15, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time/1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time/6:00-8:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Acrylic

These days, many watercolorists are making the transition from watercolor to acrylic for its more forgiving nature in correction, better lightfastness, possibilities in layering, and diverse techniques and styles. However, many find the transition challenging because often watercolor techniques do not work well in acrylic. This class is designed to help you get over these challenges as well as learn new acrylic techniques from a watercolorist perspective.

Through painting demos, guided exercises, presentations, group discussions, and critiques, you’ll be able to make important adjustments in your acrylic technique in the following areas:

·      How to avoid the common pitfalls many watercolorists face when transitioning to acrylic,

·      How to adjust your blending and mixing techniques for acrylic,

·      How to apply acrylic transparently vs. opaquely,

·      How to combine transparent and opaque layering,

·      What acrylic materials (from paint, painting surfaces, to brushes) are best for your transition to acrylic based on your style.

In this online class, we will be painting landscapes and still life using photo references for all painting demos. Wayne will post photo references to the class feed prior to each class. You may use your own similar photo reference for your painting.

Wayne Jiang is a Portland-based realist acrylic painter. Combining the aesthetic of 17th century Baroque paintings and the composition of modern documentary photography, his works have been described as the contemporary interpretations of Vermeer and Hopper. His work has been widely exhibited in museums and galleries such as the Morris Graves Museum of Art, Triton Museum, Crocker Museum, Lan Su Chinese Garden, History San José, and Guardino Gallery.As an art educator, Wayne specializes in teaching acrylic both in person and online. He has 3 decades of experience working with acrylic and 13 years teaching the medium. His students are artists with diverse skill levels: from someone who has never painted to professional artists who want to refine their acrylic technique or learn a new medium. Wayne’s deep interest in art history is incorporated in both his paintings and how he teaches. www.waynejiang.com

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.