Paint Like The Impressionists with Acrylic


Paint with vivid colors and motion! Learn the unique opaque layering techniques using acrylic, how to apply impressionist rationale to brush strokes, color combinations, and contrast.

Topics and exercises include:

• Color theory behind impressionistic paintings
• Explore the color possibilities with color studies
• Impressionistic brushstroke principles and techniques
• Pointillism techniques
• Techniques and color subject differences between the French, American, and California Impressionism
• Opaque painting layering

Both online and in person workshops will include painting demos, student work feedback sessions, slideshow presentations, and eye training exercises. These combinations of activities are designed to help refine your painting techniques and observation skills. Photo references will be provided for all painting assignments. Students are welcome to bring their own photo references for their own paintings.

In person workshops will have extended painting sessions. During these sessions, students will get one-on-one mentoring from Wayne.

Online workshop students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their own pace. There will be critiques at the beginning of some of the classes.

Online workshop students are responsible for knowing how to:

Workshop level: All levels

Material List


Demo paintings from past workshops


Wayne's paintings using techniques taught in this workshop