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Paint Like the Old Dutch Masters with Acrylic


Workshop Objectives

  • Learn Wayne’s unique acrylic glazing and layering techniques
  • Learn how to create rich tones with a limited color palette

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

Learn best practices in acrylic

  • How to prepare a variety of surfaces for acrylic painting
  • How to paint on paper, panel, recycled objects, and canvas
  • Practical tips for painting with acrylics

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


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 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.

Artwork created by past workshop participants








































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