Creative Box Studios
Beginning Acrylics with Danika Ostrowski
Come learn the basics of color theory, learn how to mix hues, and paint the perfect landscape with acrylic artist, Danika Ostrowski.
If you’re interested in learning to paint but don’t know where to start or if you have dabbled with acrylics but want more hands-on instruction, this class is for you! Learn how to paint the perfect landscape from studio artist, Danika Ostrowski.
Materials will be shipped to you.
4-week course (8 hours of instruction)
- February 13 - March 6, every Saturday
- 10AM CT to 12PM CT
Over this 4-week course we will learn:
- Everything you need to know about the basics of acrylic painting
- The ins and outs of the supplies and materials you will be using
- Principles of a good painting composition
- Basics of color theory
- How to mix colors using a limited range of hues
- How to create depth in your paintings with layering and other techniques
- The importance of value and how to use it in your paintings
- Leave this class with your first finished landscape painting and the knowledge to continue growing in your painting practice!
- Four sessions of 2-hour instruction, demo, and practice
- Limited class size for hands-on instruction
- All materials you will need during class, including paints, brushes, paper, canvas, and more.
- Optional projects to work on at home to continue your practice in-between the times we meet
Who is this course suitable for?
Individuals who have little or no prior painting experience.
Discussion: Intro to materials and workspace + Basics of color theory
Instruction: Intro to acrylic paint mixing - learn to mix colors using only 5 tubes of paint
Project: Create a color wheel and neutral-color charts using your limited paint palette
Discussion: Intro to design principles and how to identify value in an image
Instruction: Demonstration of using a value-study to create a painting
Project: Use this understanding of value to create several studies of the same image
using different colors
Discussion: How to create depth in landscape paintings
Instruction: Landscape painting demonstration
Project: Paint a landscape using acrylics on watercolor paper
Discussion: Final tips and techniques
Project: Guided instruction through final 12x16 painting on canvas
Included in your art box:
- Intro paint set - 5 tubes professional paint - Titanium White, Hansa Yellow, Naphtol Red Light, Quinacridone Magenta, Indathrene Blue
- Intro brush set - 4 premium brushes - Small Bright, Medium Bright, Large Bright, Small Round
- 8x10" Canvas
- 16x20" Canvas
- Watercolor paper
- Palette Paper
- Paint Palette
- Permanent Marker
- Folder of educational materials
About the Instructor:
Landscape painter Danika Ostrowski lives and works in Austin, Texas developing her
nationally-exhibited body of work and creating commissioned paintings. Her work takes her across the county to paint and find inspiration in public lands. Danika has been invited as an artist-in-residence to multiple National Parks and been identified as top emerging talent by Southwest Art magazine and Western Art Collector.