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Jungle Leaves Acrylics Workshop
September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm$40
We’re holding onto the last of the summer vibes with this bright and tropical jungle leaves workshop.
Saturday, September 21
3:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Room 11
Advanced registration required; attendance is limited.
Use this link to register online, give us a call during business hours at (916) 452-3005 x 208, or sign up in person at the Sierra 2 Center office.
In this workshop, you’ll learn to use the shape of your brush to create lush, tropical leaves. We will use vibrant colors and thick paint to create contrast, movement, and texture in your painting to make the leaves come to life! This class is great for beginning and intermediate painters. All materials are provided.
Why we love acrylic paints:
Acrylics are versatile paints that dry quickly, making them very easy to use. Once dried, this paint adheres to the canvas or paper, allowing you to layer more paint on top for fun effects. These paints can be quite affordable, with the quality ranging from student to artist-grade.
Art history fun fact: Acrylics are a relatively newer medium than oil and watercolor. They were first used on a large scale by Mexican muralists (think: Diego Rivera) in the 1920s and 30s and later by abstract expressionists and pop artists like Andy Warhol, before becoming commercially available to the masses.
About the Instructor:
Originally from the Bay Area, Lizzy Mailho is currently living in Sacramento, California, working as an artist and instructing painting classes. Graduating from Chico State with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art, she studied many art forms but had an emphasis in painting and drawing.
She is constantly evolving her style and technique, whether she is painting a traditional portrait or illustration. Her work is inspired by childhood memories of stories, fairy tales, and folklore, all being seen through adult eyes. The results can be humorous and slightly dark, but always whimsical and feminine. Paintings or illustrations often depict ethereal beings living in made up locations, that leave some sort of mystery to the viewer.