Acrylic Painting


Oct 27 2021

Wesnesdays, October 27-December 15
1:30-4:00pm (eight 2 1/2-hour sessions)
Instructor: Shahrbanoo Hamzeh
Ages: 15 & up
Minimum Students: 6, Maximum: 12
CAC Member: $80, Non-Member: $90
Registration deadline: October 20

The class will explore a variety of techniques using acrylic paint. We will develop painting strategies that draw on specific painting traditions as starting points. Students will be challenged to undergo personal experimentation, to innovate and to begin to develop an independent painting practice. Class time will consist of material demonstrations, work sessions and group discussions. By studying of a range of historical and contemporary artists, students will learn problem solving techniques to develop as a painter.

Material List

  • a set of acrylic paint
  • cloth rags, like old t-shirts
  • a sketchbook
  • masking tape
  • pencils and drawing supplies
  • brushes 
  • canvas boards or stretched canvases (16” x 20” preferred)
  • roll of paper towels
  • 2 vessels for water
  • palette or paper palette pad minimum 9” x 12”
  • palette knifes


Registration: Students may enroll during regular business hours: Tues-Sat 11:00-5:00 with check, cash or credit card, call 309.674.6822 with credit card (VISA, MasterCard or Discover) or mail in a completed registration form with check. Registration deadlines are stated with each class description. Fees generally include all supplies unless stated. Some instructors may provide a material list that students must bring. Late registrations are welcome if there is space available in the class. However, class fees are not prorated.

Cancellations: A class may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not met.

Refund Policy: A full refund may be given for a student who withdraws prior to registration deadline or if the Contemporary Art Center cancels a class. A partial refund of half the amount may be given for a student who withdraws after registration deadline and /or up to the end of the 1st class session. After registration deadline, materials / lab fees cannot be refunded. Contemporary Art Center is not responsible for providing refunds or make-up classes for students who miss classes. Fees will not be deferred to a future class. Students will not receive compensation for missed classes.

For questions, contact William Butler at 309.674.6822