Contemporary Acrylics Class with Tracy Felix

Thu-Fri, Aug 6-7, 11:30-4pm, 2015


Contemporary Acrylics: Paint Luminescent Layers

Contemporary Acrylics: Paint Luminescent Layers

One of the true joys of painting with acrylics is the ability to add layer upon layer to create a feeling of  depth. In this two day workshop we will create a midsize “Color Field” painting using textures and glazes.

You will complete a painting using a variety of techniques and mediums, and gain an understanding of composition, contrast and how to choose paints. This dynamic class will give you some new ways to think about working in acrylics!

Tracy Felix is the owner of ARTspot Artist Supply store in Edmonds WA. She has been painting and teach-
ing acylic painting techniques for 10 years. She has been coming out to Chelan as a guest instructor of Main Street Gallery for several years. Her classes are extremely supportive of the creative process. The goal
is to give yourself permission to always try new ideas and nurture your desire to keep on painting!

Call Barb at Main Street Gallery to register.  Pay instructor first day of class.

Supply list:

Palette: A sealing palette for acrylics. Tracy recommends the Artelier Airtight Peel-Off Palette $35 and saves your paint from drying out.

Paint: Acrylic artists paints. Avoid “cheap” student grade paints! Tracy uses Golden brand. Phthalos and quidacridones are especially nice for this technique. Bring any or all colors you have.

Stretched Canvas or gessoed Cradled panel (Ampersand or Richeson: 16×20” or 18×24” or similar size

Mediums: Required: Golden Glazing Medium. You will also need Gel Medium and Molding Paste. Acrylic Bristol or synthetic brushes, variety. Large size flats and filberts (Bring any brushes you already have.) Tracy will bring a variety you can purchase if you need to see what’s what first.

Flat sided palette knife
One or two favorite stencils you may have . Tracy will bring some to share too.


Spray bottle for water, paper towels, apron or old shirt…
Collage materials you like, although Tracy will bring a selection to share.

Call ARTspot at 425-640-6408 to fill any items on the supply list – or any other art supplies you are
wanting for that matter – and Tracy will bring them out to you for the class!

DATE: Thursday & Friday, August 6 & 7, 11:30-4pm LOCATION: Chelan Fire Station, 2nd Floor COST: $185 CONTACT: Barb @ Main Street Gallery, 509.682.9262