• What we'll do
Come and join me for painting classes at Michaels. We'll be using acrylics and watercolors and a painting kit can be purchased at the store with a 40% OFF coupon upon signing up as a Rewards Member (you can also download the Michaels app for other coupons and special offers). The painting kits have plenty of paint, brushes, a palette, and substrates that can be re-used for future classes or independent projects but feel free to bring your own supplies if you have it. Register at www.michaels.com and choose the Downtown Brooklyn location at 252 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY. Class fee is $15. Alternatively, you can register for the class directly at the store. Just come a little before 6PM and pay at the register before class starts.
• What to bring
If we're painting in acrylics, know that they are hard to remove from clothing, so bring an apron or wear something that you don't mind if it gets stained. For either medium, please bring a container for water such as a mason jar, large plastic cup, or any other jar to rinse brushes. I'm all for using stuff you already own, so please don't hesitate to bring what you have and we'll make it work. If you don't have anything, below is a list of supplies that comes with the kits.
WATERCOLOR CLASS SUPPLIES: The watercolor classes call for the Grumbacher® Get A Start In Art™ Academy Watercolor Kit available at Michaels. You can also buy the supplies in the watercolor kit from open stock. The watercolor kit comes with these Grumbacher Academy Watercolors: Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, Thalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Pale and Thalo Crimson. It also comes with a round #10 brush, 2H pencil, kneaded eraser, mixing tray and a 4-sheet watercolor block. Additionaly, you can get a smaller #2 brush for details.