Acrylic and Oil Essentials

Introduction to Painting
with Bronwyn McIvor
Returns Fall 2019
Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm
$120 (per 4 week session)

Students explore the fundamentals of painting in Oils or Acrylics in this weekly workshop. The open format class allows students to bring individual projects to work on under Bronwyn’s guidance, or to work on a teacher-guided project to develop specific skills. Beginner painters will find this a great introduction to the building blocks of painting, while intermediate painters can brush up on these core painting principles.

All Levels


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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