“Discovery! A Very Beginning Experience in Acrylic Painting” w/ Kim Brayman

DATE/TIME: Saturday / April 23  / 11-5pm

COST: $125


You don’t need any prior drawing or painting experience to learn how to use acrylic paints for this colorful way of depicting nature! This 3 step process encourages having fun with paint, while learning how to create simple designs in a way that features texture, color and basic representational drawings. Using bird and tree shapes in a silhouette form, you will create three or four color-filled 9 x 12” paintings for an interesting, creative portrayal of these natural forms.

Kim’s art teaching degree and experience teaching at the beginner level will make this class informative and fun! She will demonstrate what you need to know about how to use the acrylic materials and the tools you bring to class, as well as discussing color, design and artistic principles that will help you express yourself. Under her guidance you’ll take your own flight of fancy on a canvas, making representational paintings that will begin to display your artistic voice.

There will be a half hour break to stretch, see what others are doing and to grab lunch if you want. Please see our FAQ page on this website for suggestions on parking in the free zones and lots, so you don’t have to worry about moving your car!


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.  Artspot's Web Site


8 oz. polymer matte medium: Artspot has both Liquitex and Golden Fluid Matte Medium to choose from

Paint: We recommend artist grade paints as the pigments are pure and bright. Student or "hobby" paints tend to be dull and mix muddy colors.

  • Golden Starter Set of 6 ¾ oz Tubes at ARTspot. Or if you already have these individual colors:
  • Hansa Yellow Med
  • Napthol Red Light
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Perm. Green Light
  • Mars Black
  • Titanium White

Brushes & Palette:

  • Taklon synthetic brushes: ARTspot “Snap” brushes 1” Stroke, 3/4Stroke, #12 Filbert, #6 Round, #2 Round(these are all short handle)
  • Paper or plastic palette (about 9”x12”)

Other tools for this class:

  • Sketch book (9x12”) and #2 pencil
  • Small spray bottle
  • Tapered palette knife – ARTspot has the one Kim likes best, but you can bring one you already have
  • 3 stretched, back stapled 9x12” canvases
  • Apron or paint shirt


  • Dioxizine purple – Golden 2 oz Heavy Body Acrylic color or 1oz Golden Fluid is fine too (great color to have if you love purple)
  • 2 oz. container Light Molding Paste: Artspot will have Golden 8oz
  • 8 oz. Golden Matte Soft Gel Medium, or Pebeo small tube of Matte Gel
  • Patterned stencils – ARTspot has a large selection of 6” TCW stencils for $5.50 each

Kim will bring:

  • Chalk
  • Heavy gesso for students to use in class

Cole Art Studio will supply for your use:
Water tubs
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 the day of class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. (To ensure your order is filled, please order as early as possible.) We also have a variety of art supplies relevant to your class here at Cole Art Studio.