Wayne Jiang - Transparent Acrylic Layering Techniques (Online); Fridays, Fridays, March 3-31, 2023

Date: Fridays, March 3-31, 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: Intermediate to advanced
Medium: Acrylic

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Take advantage of the fast-drying nature of acrylic to create translucent and luminous paintings. In this class we will start with simple techniques using just a few layers and eventually working up to more complex layer techniques that require dozens of layers. These techniques are especially effective for watercolorists transitioning to acrylic. 

Sequence of colors in transparent layering

  • Color glazes to adjust color hue, saturation, and subtlety
  • A different combination of transparent and opaque layers 
  • More vibrant colors using acrylic medium and varnishes
  • A transparent painting with the best painting surfaces specifically for you
  • Transparent layering techniques from famous painters like Maxfield Parrish and Johannes Vermeer.


We’ll create paintings in landscape, still life, and figurative paintings so you can see how these techniques can be applied to different subject matters. 

This class will include painting demos, student work feedback sessions, slideshow presentations, and eye training exercises. These combinations of activities are designed to help refine your acrylic painting techniques and observation skills.

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.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • 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.