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  • Time:Tuesdays 10am-1pm
  • Duration:Winter: 5 classes
  • Price $ 175 members / $225 non-members

Introduction to Painting with Christa Forrest – Tuesdays 10am-1pm

Christa Forrest Archive: Adult

Join artist Christa Forrest for this introduction to painting. Students will explore and expand upon various painting techniques and processes.  In addition, the instructor will introduce exercises and prompts to guide students and help them fully realize their artistic potential.  Experience in painting or artistic background is not required, just a willingness to experiment, explore and find your own creative process.

We will use acrylics in class, but will explore other mediums as the class progresses.  Students will paint from life, still life and from photos and learn how to develop an artistic eye in tackling a sound creative process.   Basic drawing techniques will be introduced as well as color theory and perspective.   Students will learn skills to develop and embrace their own artistic style and voice.  This class is perfect for those new to painting as well as artists that are looking for an environment to “just paint”.



Acrylic paint (various colors but keep it basic)
Titanium white
Mars Black
Cadmium Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Yellow medium
Sap Green
Ultramarine Blue


Stretched canvas or panels – I recommend sizes between 11×14 and 16×20

Cup for water

Paper towel

Glazing Medium

Assorted sizes of brushes

Photo references

Winter: 5 wks – Feb 26, Mar 5, 12, 19, 26

Cost: $175 members / $225 non-members


Please call the Guild at 203.438.8863 for more information.

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