Beginning Acrylic Painting with Christian Howard
Develop your painting skills with Christian Howard. His detailed classes build on the elements and principles of design to help artists with Acrylic painting. Beginner to Intermediate painters welcome in this fun and stress free environment.
In this class you will build a strong foundation with fundamental practices and exercises including :
- Understanding and painting Values
- Adding Dimension and distance using values
- The Secret to mixing good colors
- Mixing Colors, Tints and shades
- Mastering a variety of brushstrokes
Jan 6 Introduction to paint
Jan 13 Under paintings and values 1
Jan 20 Under paintings and values 2
Jan 27 Color 1
Feb 3 Color 2
Feb 10 Brush stroke variations
Feb 17 Final project 1 (Present)
Feb 24 Final Project 2 (Bottles)
Paint: Cadmium red deep, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium yellow light, Ultramarine blue, Cerulean blue, Vandyke brown, Golden open Titanium white
Acrylic paint brushes: Angular flat brushes sizes 10, 8, 6.
A palette knife
A water cup or bowl
Napkins or a cleaning rag
Canvases or Canvas Paper
Christian Howard has been a Life Enrichment Center Instructor for over 4 years, and for the last 2 and a half years he’s been teaching a variety of media in art classes for all ages with the UDACC Prodigy Program and Vero Polo LLC in Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Lakeland and Land O Lakes.
Christian has also exhibited his work at the Life Enrichment Center, the University Mall, Local Restaurants, Libraries, and was a Blue ribbon winner at the Florida state fair in a variety of media including Digital Art, watercolor, oils, pastel, and acrylic.
He is also a professional graphic designer. Having designed logos, posters, and business cards.
As an artist consultant Christian designed and maintained websites for several other artists. He managed their social media, set up, and curated shows for them.
He is currently working at the Life Enrichment Center as a moderator for our virtual class platform while he continues his education at Hillsborough Community College for an AA in Fine Art.