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Acrylic painting with Julie Read
Past Event

Are you interested in getting started with painting, or learning more about working with acrylics? Spend a day learning the basics of this versatile medium, including brush selection, palettes, painting surfaces, and studio setup. Julie Read will guide participants through color theory, paint mixing, layering and blending, as well as learning to look with an artist’s eye. Following the instructor’s step-by-step process, students will create a painting from start to finish.

$128 for members | $160 for non-members


About the instructor:

Julie Read (she/her) began painting at the age of thirty, inspired by the artwork of a rural folk artist in Dorset, VT while on a road trip. She later studied with Max Grover in Port Townsend, Washington. After 4 years of eager practice, she had a solo exhibition at the Max Grover Gallery and has continued to work as a fine artist ever since.

The notion that “painters paint what they know,” motivates her work and her teaching, as do objects and stories from her middle-class, suburban upbringing within the windswept plains and sun-soaked Mountains of Colorado and Wyoming. She embraces content of all flavors, including absurd, bizarre, scary, imbalanced, complicated, meaningless and beautiful. Read lives and works in Port Townsend, WA.


Nov 12, 2022
10:00am – 4:00pm


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