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College of Extended Learning

Basic Acrylic Techniques

CCOM 1025

Experience the vibrancy and versatility of inexpensive, fast-drying acrylic paint. Enjoy experimenting with technique in this easy to use medium. Instructor Janel Doucet shows you how basic techniques are key to being creatively successful with acrylic paint. Whether you're a beginner or someone looking to refresh their skills, this ‘learn-through-play’ workshop offers plenty of guidance. Mastering these basic techniques, you will leave with your very own composition!

Please visit the Materials section of this page to see what will be required for this course.

Course details

Upcoming dates: TBA
Time: p.m. - 5 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus
Apr. 7 - Memorial Hall, Room 26, 9 Bailey Drive (campus map)
May 6 - Marshall d'Avary Hall, Room 123, 10 MacKay Drive (campus map)
Course fee: $55 (+ HST)
Material fee: $30 (we can put instructions about this fee here)
Instructor: Janel Doucet

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Please bring the following materials to class:

  • Black, white, red, yellow and blue acrylic paints
  • 2 canvases (16"x20")
  • Minimum of 3 brushes (size 4-6): a round, a wash and a flat brush

Please note: Most materials are available in stores such as Endeavours, Michaels and the Dollar Store.

About the instructor

From a very early age, Janel studied visual art, focusing on colour theory, fundamental principals of design, portraiture and various paint mediums. She graduated in 2004 with a Diploma in Fine Craft, Jewelry/Metal Arts from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She is passionate about colour and revels in testing new techniques in various mediums.

She has worked with a variety of mediums including watercolour, acrylic and metals, although she specializes in portraitures. Her intention with her portraits is to connect with her client and capture the essence of the individual subject. Life has moved her all over the province, but she is now settled back in Fredericton, where she has picked up her brush with a flourish and is back on the art scene with intensity.

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