Beginning Acrylic Painting Class with DJ Berard

beginner acrylic painting class
Event Date: 
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm


3:00 - 5:00 pm

September 26 - November 14

$160 for 8 week session

Evendale Cultural Arts Center, Lower Art Studio

Classes for those who want to explore the foundations in painting with acrylics. Design, color theory, focal points and basic composition are stressed. Work on wood panels or stretched canvas. Still life, figures, reference photos are all used during this class.  You will learn to paint quickly and efficiently, developing focus with color, line detail and contrast as well as learning to stretch and prime your own canvas. This is not the place to learn to paint photo realism, but to learn to paint anything. 

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A competitive artist for over 20 years, DJ is nationally known for her large format impressionist paintings. She has earned the Grumbacher Silver Medallion Award, numerous top awards in Arizona, South Carolina, Missouri and now in Ohio, and is represented by galleries in those states. She is included in Who’s Who in American Modern Art, Tucson Home and Garden, Phoenix Home and Garden, American Artist Magazine, included in St Louis Arts Magazine (and even made the cover once) and has been called the ‘Up and coming female artist of our time.’ by the past director of the Smithsonian’s Modern Collection. DJ Berard earned an MFA in Studio Arts and Painting from Lindenwood University, Graduate work at University of South Carolina in Arts Education, and a BS in Art Ed at Indiana University, and painting and ceramics work at the University of Arizona Arts Center. She has taught painting and ceramics at Lindenwood University and Chatfield College. DJ now paints out of her home studio.