Animals and Acrylics with Nikole Cooney
Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
September 16, 30, October 7, 21, and November 4
Beginning - Advanced
In this class, we will explore painting animal portraits! Award winning artist Nikole Cooney will break the process down step by step to create amazing results. If you have always wanted to learn to paint but never knew how to start, this is the class for you! Acrylic paint is perfect for the beginner and advanced student. Nikole Cooney will teach you how to paint fur and feathers for realistic results. Each student will be asked to bring in a clear, highly detailed photo of the subject of their choice. Take a photograph of your own or choose a copyright free image online! Nikole Cooney will also do live demonstrations in class. 
Materials list
  • Disposable palette
  • Palette knife
  • Variety of brushes- these do not need to be expensive, get a good mix of round, flat and filberts
  • Liner brush- this brush is perfect for long whiskers
  • Wetting agent by Golden ( art stores or Amazon)
  • Spray or misting bottle- I use a misting bottle from Amazon because it gives an even fine mist, but any will work
  • 16 x 20” Gesso Board or canvas. I prefer board because I like to paint fur over a smooth surface as opposed to canvas, but it is your preference.
  • Sketchbook
  • White Charcoal pencil
  • Pencils-your preference
  • YOUR SUBJECT!! In this class I will teach you how to paint from a photograph. Please bring in a very clear, highly detailed photograph of your subject in an 8 x 10. You can choose to take the photo yourself of your pet for example or choose from a copyright free image online. Some good, free reference photo websites are Unsplash and Pixabay.
    Have fun exploring! 
Paint list:
  •         Raw Umber
  •         Burnt Umber
  •         Raw Sienna
  •         Burnt Sienna
  •         Titanium White
  •         Paynes Gray
  •         Yellow Ochre
  •         Cadmium Yellow
  •         Naples Yellow
  •         Ultramarine Blue
  •         Cerulean Blue
  •         Ivory Black
  •         Sap Green
  •         Viridian
  •         Thalo Green
  •         Thalo Blue
  •         Alizarin
Members: $159  Non-members: $179  |  5 Classes 
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