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Bold and Courageous Acrylics: Color and Light
w/ Jed Dorsey

Date / Time: Friday -Saturday / September 27-28 / 10:30-4:30

Cost: $250

“Creativity takes courage.” -Henri Matisse

Jed Dorsey is excited to lead you on a journey of creating beautiful, colorful, and radiant paintings in the wonderful medium of acrylics. He creates a classroom environment where students feel empowered to try new things and be the “boss” of their painting. You will be challenged to paint boldly and courageously.

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This workshop will cover the following topics: color as value, the use of grays to enhance colors, and how to create the illusion of light with paint. You will learn so much from watching Jed demonstrate his own process of completing a painting from start to finish using color and light. And you will  experience great growth as an artist from the personal feedback you will receive from Jed during the class.

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Jed is passionate about teaching and wants you to have the best possible experience. So prepare to be encouraged and grow in your skills as this will be a fun-packed, hands-on & practical 2-day workshop.

You will have the opportunity to choose your own images to paint. Bring reference photos (print out before coming, please)  or use the photos that Jed will provide.

This workshop is good for those who have at least a little experience painting in acrylics.

Supply List:

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at  Artspot's Web Site

You will be using a simple paint palette for this class. It includes a warm and cool shade of the primary colors plus black, gray and white. Please select a heavy body, professional grade paint, such as Golden, Liquitex, or M. Graham.

Acrylic Paint

  1. Cadmium Yellow Light (or equivalent)

  2. Cadmium Yellow Deep (or equivalent)

  3. Cadmium Red Medium

  4. Quinacridone Magenta

  5. Phthalo Blue (green shade)

  6. Ultramarine Blue (red shade)

  7. Titanium White

  8. Mars Black

  9. Neutral Gray 5

 Canvases – Bring a variety of sizes between 11x14 and 16x20. Jed recommends canvas boards/panels but you can use gallery wrapped canvases if you prefer.

 Brushes – Jed likes Silver Bristlon flats (sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12) but you can also use any student-grade set that has a variety of sizes. Synthetic brushes are preferable for acrylics.

 Sketchbook – One that lays flat can be helpful. A smaller size sketchbook is handy as it can be  transported easily in a purse or backpack.

 Pencils 4B or 6B - These pencils have softer lead so you get a wider range of values when using them.

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 Palette – Jed recommends the Masterson Sta-Wet palette (12x16) as it keeps acrylics paints wet while painting. This usually comes with a few pieces of palette paper and a sponge. You can also use something as simple as a paper plate.

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 Paint Box (bead box or nuts/bolts box) - You can buy this at any hobby/craft store or hardware store. For this class you will only be using 9 sections but you may want to buy one that has more partitions so can add more colors later. Jed uses one that has 18 partitions.

Value Finder - This should have 9 or 10 values on it showing white, a wide range of greys, and black.

 Spray Bottle - For keeping paint moist or using on your canvas for a watery effect.

 Easels – either table or standing. Cole has several of these; call 425.697.2787 to reserve one.

 Paper Towels

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425-640-6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.