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Paint Like the Old Dutch Masters with Acrylic



Upcoming Workshops:



4/12, 13, 14 10am-4pm

Paint Like the Old Dutch Masters with Acrylic

@ Santa Cruz Art League, Santa Cruz CA,

Level: some painting or art experience necessary

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6/8, 9, 15, 16 10am-4pm
Paint Like the Old Dutch Masters with Acrylic
@ Wayne's Studio, SE Portland OR, $225

(Maximum class enrollment is 6, 6 spaces availabe as 9/31/18)

Level: some painting or art experience necessary

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Workshop Objectives

  • Learn to painting acrylic in layers (the technique of the old Dutch Masters)
  • Learn how to create rich tones with a limited color palette
  • Learn the color theory behind old master paintings from the Baroque era (Vermeer, Rembrant, Rubens etc.)

Transition to acrylic from watercolor or oil

  • Understand the advantages of acrylic while avoiding its shortcoming
  • Approach acrylic painting from realism to plein air to abstract
  • Understand what material to buy when painting in acrylic
  • How to prepare a variety of surfaces for acrylic painting


Learn layering and glazing in acrylic

Combining opaque and transparent painting

Create subtle color tones with layering

Create translucent colors with glazing


Additional instruction for repeat and advanced participants

  • Planning strategies for better results and less time
  • How to mix colors to create moods
  • How to paint like your favorite oil painter using acrylic
  • Strategies for creating better compositions
  • How to adopt the acrylic glazing and layering techniques to your own style and subject matter

Participants will be provided with a bound illustrated booklet containing step-by-step instructions and many practical tips.


Course Duration varies:


4 days, 6-7 hours per day


3 days, 7-8 hours per day


short workshop 2 days, 6-7 hours per day

Materials list

Bring the following to the workshop:

  • A table top or regular easel (a table top easel will be provided for Pacifica workshops)
  • Water spray bottle
  • Assortment of rounded brushes: #0, #2, #4, #8
  • 2-3 stretched canvases, your choice of width and height between 10”-18”

Bring the following acrylic colors in a tube or jar

  • Titanium White
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Gloss Medium

Optional colors:

Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Mars Black, Permanent Green, Phthalocyanine Blue, Matte Medium


All material will be inlcuded when workshop is Wayne's Portland home studio.


Who should attend the workshop

  • Watercolorists or oil painters who want to “flirt with” acrylic
  • Painters of all skill levels
  • Anyone wanting to learn Wayne’s acrylic glazing and layering techniques
  • Anyone wanting to improve color mixing skills



For a materials fee of $25, you will receive what you need to get started in painting: brushes, paint, gessoed panel or canvas, and more.

Workshop Fee: $200-$375 depending on class duration, size, and location


Cancellation policy at Wayne's Portland Studio,

If you need to cancel, notification must be given at least one week prior to the class start date regardless if payment has been sent.

No refunds are given once the workshop starts. If you need to miss a workshop day, you may make up the missing day in any of Wayne's future Sanchez Studio workshops within 6 months.

If the workshop is canceled or rescheduled, you will receive an email notification no later than 48 hours prior to the beginning of the workshop. Payments will be refunded.

Artworks created by past workshop participants








































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