DISCOVER ACRYLICS WITH ANGEL FERNANDEZ
By Pam Lochmueller
Do you have basic drawing skills but you dream of wielding a brush across a canvas and becoming a painter? Or are you already a painter but you need to improve your drawing skills or enhance your techniques? If either are true, the Fairfield Glade Art Guild is offering a class that will meet your needs while providing hours of enjoyment.
Well-known local artist, Angel D. Fernandez, will provide instruction in April and May, using his extensive knowledge and experience in acrylic painting to help students discover the medium! Angel is accomplished in many media, and his teaching techniques center on classic, time-proven concepts, principles and processes that help students improve their skills and discover the joy of creativity! His instruction methods can be successfully utilized with any subject matter, style or medium, not just acrylics. Students are encouraged to maintain an open mind, try new strategies and gain self-assurance. Angel’s instruction includes presentations and demonstrations as well as student-to-student interaction and encouragement.
Angel will present an introduction to the use of acrylics as well as demonstrate palette preparation and paint application techniques. He will stress media characteristics, it’s advantages and limitations, using a variety of grounds, and show how to achieve textural effects. The students will be asked to design and develop a painting project through the application of appropriate elements of composition. They will learn to paint sky, water, reflections, land and clouds and develop a sense for rendering forms and effects of light.
Students must be 16 years or older with basic drawing skills. The class is designed for all levels of experience who have a general familiarity with acrylic media. The class will meet April 17, 24, and May 1 and 8 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. Students will need to arrive 15 minutes early to set up for class. Maximum class size is 12 students. Cost to Art Guild members is $96 and to guests $120.
Register for Angel Fernandez’ Discover Acrylics class at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. (off Peavine Road). For more information or to enroll and pay by credit card, call (931) 707-7249. Angel’s Discover Acrylics class and many other fine-art classes are offered at the PCAC by the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade.