Introduction to Painting

$215.00Member Price: $185.00

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Introduction to Painting is a six-week course that covers the core principles of painting for those who are interested in learning, or expanding their knowledge of, the fundamental art form. We will utilize Acrylic Paint for its versatility and accessible qualities. The major concepts we cover will be Composition, Color, and Value. Each will receive comprehensive coverage with most being discussed across two class meetings to allow for multiple techniques of execution and in depth handling. The class will offer an atmosphere for creative expression, learning, and enjoyment.


2024 Dates:

Wednesday, 6pm – 9pm

  • February 21 – March 27
  • May 29 – July 3
  • September 4 – October 9

Student Supply List:  Five Painting Surfaces (Stretched Canvas or Canvas Boards), Acrylic Paints, Assortment of Paint Brushes suitable for Acrylic Painting

Classroom Location:

When you arrive for class please use the De Soto Street entrance to enter the FCAC parking lot. You may park anywhere in the lot that is available, but please do not block cars from exiting. Additionally, there are several parking spaces along Guillemard St.

This class takes place in the Classroom #3 of the Artful Impact Building (building 6 on the campus map below). When you enter the parking lot from De Soto Street, you should see a building with a geometric mural on your immediate right (this is the Youth Art Building). Walk along the inside of the fence on right side of that building to get to the Artful Impact Classrooms (blue building on the corner of De Soto & Tarragona)




  • Introduction to materials and course objectives.
  • Assessing what makes a strong composition, Rule of Thirds, Golden Ratio, Major Compositional Formats
  • Project: Still Life
    • Students will begin with the most traditional method of learning to paint: assessing what they see and breaking it down from overall composition to shape and color. 


  • Continuation of Still Life
    • Furthering the application and rendering of shape within a strong composition to achieve a finished piece. 


  • Diving into Color and its informed application 
  • Project: Complimentary Colors
    • Create a painting using only a complimentary color scheme


  • Project: Analogous Colors
    • Create a painting using an Analogous Color Scheme


  • Discussing value and how it affects what a painting conveys to the viewer
    • Create a Monochrome painting with clearly defined value.


  • Finishing any works needed
  • Special Project



Garrett Allen


Artful IMPACT Classroom



Cancellation Policy

Students will receive a refund of tuition minus 10% if the student contacts us no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class. Cancellations up to 48 hours before the start of the class will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations within 48 hours before the start of the class, or after the class has begun will not be refunded. In the case of an emergency, the student may be able to transfer their payment towards another class based on availability.

If you need to move your enrollment to another session you must contact us at least 7 days prior to the start of the class. You cannot move enrollment forward after a class has already begun.

Class sizes are limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis. Unfortunately, FCAC is unable to prorate students for missed classes or classes that they are unable to attend. We strive to provide the highest quality art classes and we value your feedback. If you would like to share your experience or have questions or concerns, please email us at