BEGINNING ACRYLIC PAINTING
With Shawn Dell Joyce
Learn the basics of painting in each class. Make a different painting each class, based on the reference photo, and learn specific skills with each painting! Each class focuses on a different art concept, brush skill, color skill, and drawing skill.
Art skills you will learn include composition, foreground/background and where to begin, and creating the illusion of depth and perspective in your paintings.
Drawing skills include how to transfer a drawing to a canvas (3 methods) value scales and value sketching, and starting with simple shapes. Learn how to mix and match color, and make your own color wheel. Learn how to use different brushes and what they are for, as well as tools like sea sponge and palette knife. Learn how to use sighting to draw in perspective and self evaluate your own work to build on your strengths and minimize your weaknesses. Great class for learning the basics!
Ages 12 and up.
A materials list is available. Alternatively, you can purchase all materials needed for this class directly from the instructor.
$5 per class (payable to instructor) will supply you with canvas, paint and the brushes you will need!
**This class may be taken In-Person at the Beach Art Center
or it may be taken Online via Zoom!**
(Register for the In-House Class and the Instructor will contact you
to confirm In-House or Online.)
Instructor: Shawn Dell Joyce
In-Person or Online
Supply Fee: Optional
Supply List: Yes
Class Fee: $30 Non-Members, $24 Members
*** COVID-19 POLICY FOR IN-HOUSE CLASSES ***
We are following all CDC guidelines and safety protocols to ensure a comfortable and safe experience for all who enter the BAC. We will be practicing social distancing by limiting class size and separating class chairs 6' apart.
All staff, volunteers and students will be required to wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth. Sick and vulnerable persons should not enter the building. No-touch temperature will be taken. All who enter must register upon entry. Hand sanitizer stations will be placed throughout BAC.
SHAWN DELL JOYCE
Plein Air, Pastel, Acrylic, Oil
Shawn Dell Joyce began her career as an artist’s apprentice in NY’s SoHo area in the 1980’s and worked in the studios of many prestigious artists. Her entrepreneurial spirit called her North to the Hudson Valley, where she began teaching a series of plein air painting classes in 2000. Her classes became so popular that she hired other artists, and founded a plein air school with an Arts and Agricultural mission based on the historic Hudson River School. Almost twenty years later, her nonprofit has grown to encompass a beautiful historic home with 5 classrooms, three galleries, 25 teaching artists and 40 represented artists. The Wallkill River School brings cultural tourism to the Hudson Valley region through plein air painting workshops and events on local farms, historic sites and open spaces.
Shawn Dell Joyce has won many prestigious awards for including 1st in the Paint Sarasota Quickdraw, 2nd Place in 2018, and 1st in the Quick Draw at the 2017 Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, and People’s Choice in the International Plein Air Paint Out 2005 in Niagara Falls. She is a signature member of New York Plein Air Painters (NYPAP), and International Plein Air Painters (IPAP), and has been featured in many national newspapers and magazines like the New York Times and Plein Air Magazine. She has participated in many national exhibits and plein air festivals, and is represented by galleries in NY and Florida. She teaches workshops in pastel and plein air techniques across the country. Her work is included in collections in the Georges Pompidou Museum in France and the Museum of Modern Art in NY.