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Acrylic Landscape from Photo to Painting


Wednesdays, November 1, 8, 15, & 22

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Instructor: Randy Hayashi

Have a little acrylic experience and need more? Wish you could transform your landscape photographs into beautiful paintings? Here is a great series of classes that will show you how! Each class will take your painting further until you have fulfilled your dream and created a fine landscape. Follow Randy step by step or choose your own image for reference.

Week 1: Focusing on design, sketching and how a computer can be used in the early stages of your painting, the instructor will take the 1st hour to talk about choosing reference photo(s) to paint and will demo the initial stages of painting and talk about the nature of acrylics.

Week 2: Beginning with 10-15 minutes of instruction on handling paint and brushes and continuing with your painting(s).

Week 3: Beginning with 10-15 minutes of tips and tricks and continuing with individual guidance and instruction.

Week 4: Focusing on painting, evaluating your painting. And including professional tips on: photographing your painting, varnishing, installing hanging hardware.

Participants receive a 20% discount on these supplies.

Artist-quality acrylic paint (Golden, Holbein, or Stevenson): Titanium White, Carbon Black, Hansa Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Dark, Cadmium Red Light, Quinacridone Red, Phthalo Blue (Green Shade), Ultramarine Blue

Stretched canvas: at least one 11x14” or larger, up to 18x24”

Some may find an extra canvas helpful so that you can rotate between paintings

Brushes: Flat Acrylic brushes, small, medium, & large

Tabletop or floor easel

Large palette, e.g. Sta-Wet

Bring: Laptop*, ipad*, or hard copy of photo(s) you wish to paint (*optional)

Optional: Suitable art clothes, notepad, snack/lunch, drink. Bring a reference photo of a landscape you want to paint, if you wish.

 About the Instructor: Randy Hayashi was born and raised in Edmonton and attended MacEwan University, completing a two-year program in Fine Arts. He continued his studies at the U of A, completing a BFA in Industrial Design in 1990 and later a BEd (2000). Randy is a full-time artist and is represented by Mountain Galleries in Jasper, Banff, and Whistler; Gainsborough Gallery in Calgary, and Matilda Swanson Gallery in Clarksburg, Ontario. See Randy’s wonderful paintings at