Acrylics for Beginners
Learn the basics of painting with acrylics with step-by-step instruction.


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$ Multi-class Credit

Take 3 KAN classes in the same year and receive a $15 credit toward a future KAN class, or toward a 1-year KAN membership fee. Offer not available to Life Drawing sessions.

Cancellation Policy

With 7 days notice, we will offer a credit or refund. With less than 7 days but at least 48 hours notice, we will offer a credit. Otherwise, no refund or credit will be given, including if a student does not attend. We thank you for your continued support and cooperation.

Gov't Protocols

KAN will be following protocols regarding COVID-19 that are in place at the time this class occurs.

Have you wanted to try your hand at painting in acrylics, but aren’t sure where to begin? This class will lead you through creating your own 8”x10” painting of a winter setting of birch trees.

You’ll learn how to avoid common mistakes beginners make, how to blend colours, how to use the colour wheel and a variety of painting tools. You can use the colour palette used by the instructor, or you can create your own colour palette. Joy will guide you through the painting step-by-step, alternating between instructor demos and your own painting time. This class is all about having fun while discovering your artistic side.​


Level: No experience required.
Maximum size: 10
Available seats: 7
We do accept names for a waiting list.


$20 material fee.

This includes canvas board, handouts, paints, use of brushes and all other supplies needed in class.

Bring to class: please wear painting clothes.

Artist: Joy McCallister

Joy McCallister is a Nova Scotia-born artist who lives in the village of Kirkfield Ontario. Kawartha Lakes area. Joy’s inspirations for her artwork are her background in dance, her love of music and nature, and her roots in Canada’s Maritimes.

View more of Joy’s artwork.

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