Intro to Acrylic Painting ONLINE
Instructor: Melissa Morris
Day: Tuesdays (6 weeks) Class begins February 23, 2021
Cost: Members $145 | Non-Members $175
In this fun ONLINE intro to acrylic painting class students will learn how to use acrylic paints, mediums, tools, and build an individual visual vocabulary. Students will learn basic color theory and composition. Classes are organized with daily demos, critiques, painting exercises and prompts.
A small pad of bristol paper for exercises and experiments 2-3 Small/Medium Canvases or Boards ( CAN BE PURCHASED LATER IN THE CLASS) A variety of small and large acrylic paint brushes metal tipped off set palette knife Palette paper
**Acrylic paint set** Titanium White Ultramarine blue Lemon yellow OR hanse Yellow Cad yellow medium Magenta Alizarin Crimson Napthol Red OR Cad Red Light OR Pyrrole Red Mars OR Bone Black OPTIONAL- Pthalo Blue, Dioxine Purple, Viridian Green, burnt sienna (I LIKE GOLDEN OR LIQUITEX PAINTS BEST GET WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD!!!)
Matte medium Paper towels or old rags for clean up Painters tape An easel, table, or wall to hang canvas or paper to paint on
Mellissa Morris is currently the artist in residence for the town of Barnstable, she lives and works in a creative Art Space open to the public year-round. Mellissa has shown her work throughout Cape Cod and new England. Mellissa has been teaching Abstract Painting and drawing courses for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in fine arts Painting, and is a certified practitioner in Hatha Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation, and energy Reiki Healing. Born and raised on Cape Cod Mass, Mellissa is the eldest daughter of seven children, Mother of her only daughter Lilly and her two cats, Nido and Leo. If Mellissa isn’t at her studio making and creating copious amounts of work, you can find her at her owned and operated restaurant The Little Sandwich Shop in Hyannis. More about Mellissa and her work can be found at Mellissamorris.com
Artist Statement: I think that this world and my human experience is a phenomenal and magical happening. There are so many unexplainable truths regarding cycles, the spirit, the endless universe, and our humble human existence. In my work I record and research my memories and my imagination to become closer to the interconnectivity of this massive system of life. With paint I transform emotions into color, experiences into shapes, and imagination and spirit into material.