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


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$ Multi Class Discount

Register for 3 or more KAN classes and receive $5 off per class.

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.

Although this class is for beginners, novice painters are more than welcome to attend.

Joy will cover the basics of painting with acrylics through a brief introduction about how to work with acrylics and common traps to avoid. Then you will dive right in to learn by doing, as Joy takes you through the process of painting a Common Loon using a step-by-step process. She will alternate between instructor demos and student painting sessions with personal guidance whenever needed. You will also learn the magic of painting water droplets, the tricks to painting a bird’s eye, and tips on varnishing your completed painting. You can paint a simple Loon study, a Loon portrait, or even a full body Loon. It’s up to you. Joy will have several design options available for you to choose from, as well as photo references.



Level: Beginner – Novice
Maximum size: 10
Available seats: 5
We do accept names for a waiting list.


$15 material fee.

This will provide you with an 11″x14″ canvas board as well as paints and brushes to use in class. If you have brushes, feel free to bring them.

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.

A $5 discount is applied to each class when purchasing three or more classes.
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