Details for "Creative Acrylic Layering and Glazing Techniques on Zoom by Fran Alexander"

Creative Acrylic Layering and Glazing Techniques on Zoom by Fran Alexander

Wednesday April 14 6:30 - 9:30 pm and Saturday April 17 9:30 - 12:30 pm (Pacific Standard Time)

Using transparent and opaque acrylic paints, students will work on two small expressionistic paintings over a two half day period. I’ll be providing photo references, from which they’ll be taken through step-by-step instructions, building multiple layers of paint, removing paint, exploring mark making techniques, and color combination possibilities. Exploration is encouraged. 

Day one: Exploring still life 

Day two: Exploring landscape


Fran Alexander


After finishing a degree in Art Education from the University of British Columbia, Fran Alexander worked and travelled from the NWT, Ontario, Luxembourg, and eventually settling back in Vancouver. 

Relentlessly exploring genres in hyper-realism and abstract expressionism, Alexander’s paintings began to solidify into a unique artistic vision: love of expressive mark making and imagery. Over the past several years, she has shown her paintings in respected galleries, and has received numerous awards.



Difficulty Level: Beginners and Intermediate


This workshop is geared for Beginner and Intermediate students, and exploration many of my techniques is encouraged. Beginner students should have a basic understanding of painting with acrylic paints. Should you have any questions, contact email her at


Supply List


Must haves:

Transparent Red Oxide

Transparent Yellow Oxide

Phthalo Blue

Titanium White
Yellow Ochre

Cad Red Light ( or Cad Red Medium)

Alizarin Crimson

Black ( any type)

Optional but fun colors to include:

Phthalo Green

Cerulean Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Quinacradone Red



2 minimum blank size 8X8” wood panels ( not too large so that you are able to finish the panel during the demo/instruction time).  Have on hand a couple of spare panels, should you have time for further exploration during the workshop. 



Acrylic Medium ( doesn’t matter the sheen level)

Strippable Palette Paper ( large sheets are best or two small sheets)

2 Water containers 

Spray bottle

Paper towels, 1 roll

½” flat brush

1” flat brush ( Brights, if possible)

#8 or #10 filberts

Medium size round brush

Palette knife

Notebook to jot down notes



sand paper

old credit crds

lrge palette knives or scrapers











Cost & Status

  • CAN$95.00
  • CAN$85.00 with Member Workshop $10 Discount
Spots Available:
5+ spots available
Registration Open Since:
2021-01-19 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2021-04-14 23:59:00

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Gallery 1710

Located just off Highway 17A:
1710 56th Street
Tsawwassen, BC


Gallery hours:

 Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 4pm