"Acrylic Painting Skills for the Beginner" w/ Angela Bandurka

DATE/TIME: April 11 - 12  10:30-2:30

COST:   $150

REGISTRATION:   Call in, come in, or register online.  Scroll to the bottom of this page for online registration.  425.697.2787

LOCATION:   Cole Art Studio located on the lower level of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds  98020


It's not a watercolor. It's not oil paint. Acrylic paints can be frustrating and amazing - all at the same time! Learning to finesse the paint into doing what you want it to do is part of the goal of this class. Angela will cover how to properly load the brush, how to blend wet paint and how to make dry areas look like they've been blended. She'll also go into color mixing, how much water to use and when, and what to do if you've made a 'mistake'!  At the end of the workshop, you'll get a handy PDF file with all the points covered in class, so you won't need to worry about taking detailed notes and instead focus on learning and practicing your new skills.


You can pick up all your great art supplies at ARTspot in Edmonds just blocks from Cole Gallery.  Registered Cole Art Studio students will receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies.  Make sure to pick up your 10% off slip at Cole Gallery's front desk.
Artspot's Web Site


  • Your choice of support: canvas or panel, size can be between 8x10 and 11x14-inches. Larger supports require more time so consider your painting speed and comfort level.
  • You will need 2 minimum for the class.


  • No easel is required, but it’s easier to paint on an incline than flat. Sometimes the table can skew your perspective, resulting in a skewed drawing.


  • A conte or chalk pencil: White or Light Gray


  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Titanium White
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Anthroquinone Blue
  • Quinacridone Crimson (or Alizarin Crimson Permanent)
  • Burnt Umber.
  • Optional colors: Titanium Buff, Cadmium Red Medium


  • Paper palettes work well and are easy to clean up for acrylics, but anything you can mix paint on will work.


Note that different manufacturers’ sizing varies, just to confuse us! So if you’re unsure, come on in to ARTspot and we’ll hook you up.

  • Small round (size 0 or 1)
  • Small flat or bright (size 2 or 4)
  • Larger flat or bright (size 8 or 10)


  • water bucket
  • paper towel
  • clothes you can paint in
  • notepad and pencil to take notes if you like