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Acrylic Painting • July 16

3-hour class. $40. Everything included!

Acrylic Painting Sampler

Date: Sunday July 16, 2017

Time: 1-4pm

$40 *all supplies included

Make an acrylic painting of your own!

Brian Batista will take you through an introduction of this wonderful modern medium. You will gain basic knowledge of acrylic properties and realize that through practice the possibilities are endless. When modified with acrylic gels, mediums, or pastes, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolor or an oil painting, or have its own unique characteristics not attainable with the other media. Try it out.

Art Instructor Bio - Brian Batista:

Brian currently has an active studio practice in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He graduated from the Alberta College of Art and Design with a BFA with distinction and was the recipient of a Board of Governors award and the the 2001 Valedictorian.

He is co-founded (CUFF) the Calgary Underground Film Festival and is an active member of the Calgary arts community. His experience and involvement in the arts community is extensive.He currently teaches animation at the Quickdraw Animation Society and the Alberta College of Art and Design. Brian continues to be part of group shows, locally and internationally.

Customer Review:

I completed the Acrylic Sampler class, with Brian Batista, today. Best 3 hours I’ve spent at Swinton’s and I’ve spent some good times there, learning in classes and watching excellent demos. Although Brian’s favourite style of painting, is not mine, (I do want to paint horses and I think I might find freedom in painting abstract), Brian’s spirit, knowledge, the way he approaches a canvas and his teaching style, inspired me… I waited till retirement to start painting and I’ve found out I’m intimidated by a blank canvas and I’m afraid of making mistakes. I want to thank Brian for reinforcing a different perspective, giving me facts about the medium, about how to approach the canvas and how to embrace the “smile”. I believe this session will help me find my passion in painting, no matter how marketable it may be. Thanks Brian, you are a very good instructor and I recommend this sampler class to all beginners and those unfamiliar with acrylics.

Gail Kennedy


Sampler ClassesSampler Classes are designed for anyone wanting to try out different mediums before investing in workshops and supplies. Classes are 3 hours long and all supplies are included. We begin with a brief demo and discussion of various techniques. Participants will then experiment and create their own masterpiece. If you want to try a something new or have never painted before, or even if you already have a favorite medium, sampler classes are a great way to expand your artistic horizons.


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