Levels: All Levels
Offered: Saturday Afternoon, 1/25/2020, 12:00pm-5:00pm
Instructor: Erin Hunter
Location: Santa Cruz Art League
Acrylic paint is a fast-drying, versatile medium that can be used to create a wide range of techniques—it can be used for thick, textured effects, or thinned down and painted in transparent layers like watercolor. Acrylic paint can be used on substrates ranging from wood paneling to canvas to watercolor paper, and mixed with other media such as pencil, ink, and watercolor. In this class, we’ll experiment with opacity—using thin, transparent layers, and thicker, opaque layers—as well as painting different papers (white watercolor paper, illustration board, and black gessoed paper). If you’ve always wanted to experiment with acrylics, this is the class for you! All skill levels welcome.
Erin Hunter is a trained science illustrator with a background in graphic design. She splits her work between fine art paintings depicting the natural world, and technical illustrations for an academic science journal (Annual Reviews). Her personal work focuses on the interactions between plants and animals, with a special interest in plant-pollinator relationships. She also teaches weekend workshops, giving classes in natural history, drawing, and painting.