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October 12 - November 16, 2021

LLL Introduction to Painting with Acrylics

Dunbar Park • 801 W MLK DR San MarcosTX  78666 Organized by City of San Marcos
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We're sorry, but this activity is over. The last meeting was Tuesday, November 16, 2021.

An Introduction to Painting with Acrylics
When: Tuesdays, October 12, 19, 26, November 9, 16 No Class November 2 Where: San Marcos Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 W. MLK Time: 10 AM to Noon Fee: $30:00
Course Description: If you are new to acrylics, or new to the art of painting, this course is a great place to start. We will go over basic principles and color theory that will help participants gain confidence and creativity when approaching a canvas.
Projects and Learning Objectives Mixing and creating colors using basic paint colors • Exploring values and modality of color with black and white • Learning to work with shapes and molding the paint into different textures • Gaining confidence in knowing which paintbrush to use to accomplish your creative goals • Using a grid to draw subject matter • The last two weeks participants will explore a subject of their choosing


  • Pack of paper plates or a reusable plastic palette/plastic plate
  • Plastic cup or jar for water
  • Clothes to paint in or an apron
  • Pack of 4 canvases – 16” x 20”
  • Oil and Acrylic paper pad (bleed proof), 9” x 12” white
  • Paint brushes – get soft hair bristles; avoid bristles that look like hay or dried grass
1” flat bright (or wash) paintbrush

#12 pointed round paintbrush

1/4 inch flat paintbrush

#4 Pointed round paintbrush

Note: If you are buying online, check reviews to see if the paintbrushes lose bristles easy – you don’t want that. While a little pricey, buying good brushes is a good investment if you plan on using them often

Acrylic paints – one 250 ML bottle of each

  • Ivory black
  • Titanium white
  • Primary or Cobalt Blue (Phthalo Blue also works well)
  • Primary red (cadmium red medium hue also works well)
  • Primary Yellow (cadmium yellow light hue also works well)

Note: Liquitex, Amsterdam, Arteza, or Acrylic Academy are good brands (found at Walmart, Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and on amazon.com); you CAN mix and match brands.

About Your Instructor: Sara Turner

Sara is an Art History and Visual Culture graduate student who loves working with the community. With a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art, and seven years of acrylic painting teaching experience, Sara has found her passion in teaching communities how to express themselves in healthy ways.

San Marcos Parks and Recreation in association with The Life Long Learning Organization of San Marcos is offering new Life Long Learning courses for the greater San Marcos area. The classes are primarily for those age 60 and above, but adults of any age are welcome to register. To REGISTER or for more information stop by the Activity Center at 501 East Hopkins, The Parks and Recreation Main office at 401 East Hopkins or add it to your cart now .

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Dunbar Large Room -1 at Dunbar Park




October 12 - November 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


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Ages 18-99 · Co-Ed


Dunbar Park

801 W MLK DR San MarcosTX  78666

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