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Teen Layered Acrylic Workshop
With Vanessa Corrigall

Through July and August, art students will have the opportunity to build upon their abilities to draw what they see with visual art instructor Vanessa Corrigall.


Workshops have been designed in such a way as to develop specific skills while improving abilities for later lessons. Lessons can be taken on a week-by-week basis if an art student prefers to focus on a particular skill.

Through weeks one and two of the sketching and drawing workshops, students will develop a sense of accuracy in proportions and tone.


In week three, students will experiment with different ways to use color in artwork.


Finally, in weeks four and five, students will apply their knowledge of drawing and color theory to several watercolor and acrylic paintings.

August 8, 10, 11, 12 2022

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1-4pm

Ages 13-18

$165 (all supplies included)

Spaces Available: 14

Instructor Vanessa Corrigall

Students will develop two acrylic paintings (minimum) through gridding, tone and addition of color.  This is to be done through multiple layers on the painting as a whole.  We will be using acrylic washes and mediums to achieve this.

There will be a limited amount of subject matter to work from.  As such, students are encouraged to bring in a minimum of five colorful images of their choice.  If you would like to bring a laptop, feel free.

Materials will be provided. Graphite, acrylic, medium, brushes, canvas / wooden gessoed board, paper

Techniques covered 

  1. Sketching or gridding an image

  2. Tone

  3. Underpaintings

  4. Developing a painting as a whole

  5. Basic color theory

  6. How to mix acrylic paints

  7. Using medium for layering acrylics

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About the instructor Vanessa Corrigall has a BFA and a BEd degree from the UofA.  Her specialization is in painting.  She currently lives in Leduc with her husband and two young boys.

Website: vanessa.corrigall.ca Instagram @vanessa.corrigall.ca