(level 4 workshop for intermediate to advanced student)

Through a mixture of demos, hands-on painting sessions from photos or still life, you will learn Wayne Jiang’s unique acrylic glazing and layering techniques to paint like the old Dutch masters. You will learn color theory behind old master paintings from the Baroque era such as: Vermeer, Rembradnt and Rubens, how to create rich tones with a limited color palette, and how to make the transition from oil or watercolor to acrylic. (some painting experience necessary)

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, Rembrandt, dRubens etc.)
• Transition to acrylic from watercolor or oil
• Understand the advantages of acrylic while avoiding its shortcoming
• 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 printed step-by-step instructions and many practical tips.

Course Duration varies: 4 days, 6-7 hours per day or 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 Portland 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
• Raw Umber Dark
• Ultramarine Blue
• Gloss Medium and Varnish

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

All material will be included when the workshop is at 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

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 home workshops within 12 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.


Student Artworks from this Workshop