Starry Night Acrylic Workshop
January 25 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$40
“I don’t know anything with certainty, but seeing the stars makes me dream.” – Vincent van Gogh
Saturday, January 25
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Room 7
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.
Join artist Lizzy Mailho, as she guides you through a simplified version of Vincent van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting from 1889. On a 16 x 20 inch canvas, you’ll combine fluid and broken strokes to recreate van Gogh’s style as you paint up a gorgeous night sky with glowing stars; a whimsical, twisting Cypress tree; rolling hills; and creeping fog.
Starry Night is a favorite among art lovers for its vibrant palette and swirling motions. You’ll have so much fun as you go step-by-step to create your own version of this masterpiece! One way to practice art is to imitate the masters, to get a feel for color combinations as well as technique.
All materials are provided. You’ll leave with a finished painting.
Get lost in the process of creating this whimsical landscape and expect to leave with new painting skills and a greater confidence in your creative self!
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 quality ranging from student to artist-grade.
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.