intermediate acrylics instructed by janet mego

If you have some ability already in acrylic painting, Intermediate Acrylics will take you further into the creative process!

 

Janet Mego gives individualized and group instruction on moving your ability into unexplored, exciting territory. You will learn about different styles of applying paint and how the techniques of famous artists may be applied to your own endeavors, such as approaches to Impressionism or Realism. You will be instructed on how different brushes can be used to produce desired effects, such as using a tapered brush versus a straight-edged brush. You will also be given individualized instruction on how to mix your own desired palette as it applies to your own needs.

 

Needed Supplies:

-A variety of acrylic paint tubes, including plenty of white and the primary and secondary colors

-2 Canvases or preferred painting surface of at least 11”x14” (or larger)

-A variety of good-quality brushes for acrylics, best purchased individually or in a high-quality set, including a firm medium-sized brush with a beveled edge

-A few clean rags

-Several water containers

-A pencil and good quality eraser

-A ruler

-Optional: a desk easel

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 12 students. The minimum for this class is  4 students. If the minimum is not met, participants will be refunded.

Please email Mary Bell, Program Manager, at mbell@kentuck.org with any questions. 

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details:

Dates: May 21-22, 2022

Times: 9 AM-12 PM  both days

Location: Kentuck Art Center's Georgine Clarke Building classroom

Tuition: $75; Students supply materials

Supplies Needed: 

-A variety of acrylic paint tubes, including plenty of white and the primary and secondary colors

-2 Canvases or preferred painting surface of at least 11”x14” (or larger)

-A variety of good-quality brushes for acrylics, best purchased individually or in a high-quality set, including a firm medium-sized brush with a beveled edge

-A few clean rags

-Several water containers

-A pencil and good quality eraser

-A ruler

-Optional: a desk easel

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This workshop is sponsored in part by the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

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Meet the Instructor

Janet Mego

I have been compelled to draw, paint, and sculpt since I was six years old. From the first grade upward, after earning first place in a juried show in the first grade, and later receiving recognition for my early artistic endeavors in Baltimore, Maryland, I then earned a BFA in Art at the University of Alabama. Much of what I do has been influence by the fine art of “learning to see”, implemented masterfully by those professors essential in taking me far beyond the face value of that degree. I’m graced in this regard by having studied with Professors Alvin Sella, Richard Zoellner, and Arthur Oakes.

After graduation, I began working with watercolor portraiture and continued to exhibit pieces in galleries and patron’s homes in several counties throughout Alabama. Placing in juried shows and exhibitions concomitant with my tenure as Artist in Residence for the Sumter County Fine Arts Council in the 1980s, and as adjunct art instructor for Livingston University (now the University of West Alabama), I continued to explore the intricacies of the human face and its expression of emotion. Concomitantly, I felt a spiritual awareness of the beauty of nature creep from my soul into the watercolors that had become my favorite medium. Later, I rediscovered and applied the acrylic paints I’d used in college to canvas and to a more abstracted interpretation of trees, of water, of sky, and of terrain.