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UPCOMING 2022 Workshops →

Take a journey through different aspects of abstract painting and finding what works for you as an artist. Mila demonstrates painting intuitively by tapping into emotions instead of using recognizable imagery. This practical, fun, and process-oriented workshop will guide you to confidence, clarity and freedom of expression in your art. If you're looking to uncover and develop what's unique about YOUR artistic voice, or to loosen up your art, that's what this workshop is all about.

Center for Visual Arts 26100 Old 41 Road, Bonita Springs, FL (239) 495-8989

Class Title: Intro to Abstract Painting - Date: 2/07/22-2/09/22  - Time: 9.30am-4pm

Naples Art Association 585 Park St, Naples, FL (239) 262-6517

Class Title: Abstract Painting - Date: 2/14/22-2/15/22  - Time: 9am-4pm 

ALLIANCE FOR THE Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd, Fort Myers, FL (239) 939-2787

Class Title: Abstract Painting - Date: 11/13/21-11/20/21 - Time: 9.30am-4pm

Class Title: Abstract Painting - Date: 12/11/21-12/18/21 - Time: 9.30am-4pm


Gathering the right acrylic painting art supplies is the first step in learning how to paint with acrylics. Below a list of essential acrylic art supplies that you'll need to get started painting.

Acrylic Paint
There are many brands of acrylic paints available. What's the difference? Price and quality. I would generally suggest that you avoid the Student paints. They contain more filler and less pigment, so the results will be less satisfactory than the more superior Artist Quality paints. I personally use Golden, Liquitex, and Winsor-Newton. Here are some important ones:  

Red- cadmium light or Pyrolee red
Yellow – cadmium medium or any bright yellow
Blue – ultramarine and phthalo
Green –blue green and a yellow green
Turquoise and/or teal
Violet (or medium magenta)
Titanium White or Gesso - large tube for mixing
Gloss Varnish - Medium


2 canvases: 24x24, 24x30 or 36x36
Two or three of each 1”, 2”and 3” inexpensive brushes, Michaels or hardware store
One or two Long Handle Flat Brushes (Size 10 or 12)
One or two Long Handle Round Brushes (Size 10 or 12)
Liner or Rigger Brush for thin lines
3” Sponge roller, Large palette knife, scrapers and Water Soluble Artist Crayons
1 or 2 Painting Silicone Wedges
18”x24” Watercolor pad (Michaels)

Water Spray Bottle
Containers for water
Paper towels, Apron
Disposable gloves
Masking tape