Intro to Painting in Oil & Acrylics

Painting Essentials
with Bronwyn McIvor
October 9 - November 27
Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm
$120 (per 4 week session)

Students explore the fundamentals of painting in Oils or Acrylics in this workshop. Bronwyn guides you through projects to teach you how to approach a painting: the medium, tools, colour, composition, and other building blocks of painting. These exercises will lead to the development of students’ own finished paintings. (All Levels)



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October 9 – November 27: $240


Please bring the following supplies to your first class:



  • Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Red
  • Cadmium Red Medium or Naphthol Red
  • Lemon Yellow or Hansa Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium or Indian Yellow
  • Prussian Blue or Cerulean blue
  • Cobalt Blue or Ultramarine Blue
  • Titanium White
  • Black or Payne’s Gray


           Burnt Sienna

           Van Dyke Brown

           Dioxazine Purple

           Sap Green, Viridian, or Emerald Green



First class:  Canvas Paper pad (at least 11”x14”)

Later Classes:  Stretched canvas or primed Wood Panel (will be discussed in first class)



  • Assortment (4-6 brushes) of natural and synthetic brushes:  get a mix of sizes and shapes (Flat, Bright, and Round)
  • Palette knife
  • Rags
  • Large flat palette (paper palettes are fine)
  • Sketchbook and pencils (for note-taking, composition, and sketching)
  • Charcoal


Acrylics Only:

Acrylic gel medium


Oils Only:

Odourless thinner

Linseed Oil

1 or 2 Containers (a jam-jar or something else that seals tightly) for thinner/medium