Acrylic Painting Techniques: Session 1 with Alicia Mino Gonzalez

Acrylic Painting Techniques: Session 1 with Alicia Mino Gonzalez


Acrylic is a very flexible painting medium that allows students new to painting to understand and learn about basic painting techniques and tools, which can then be applied to a range of painting styles. Instruction will cover the important aspects of acrylic painting, including choosing brushes and supports, color, painting handling, and texture.  All levels welcome; no painting experience necessary.  Students with experience may work in their preferred style with individual feedback from the instructor.  

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Learning Objectives

  • Students will learn how to mix acrylic colors.
  • Students will learn how to apply acrylic paint to canvas.
  • Students will learn what brushes to use for a range of effects including textural and three-dimensional.
  • Students will learn how to use acrylic mediums and retarder to keep the paint wet and the color fresh. 
  • Students will be encouraged to find their own painting style: realistic, impressionistic or abstract.

5 weeks, Sundays, April 16 - May 21, 2023 (No class on April 30)
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
Register by: April 9
** Sign up with a friend and receive 10% off both registrations.  Use discount code SP23Class2 at checkout. 

Alicia Mino Gonzalez was born in Santiago, Chile, and studied drawing and painting since the age of thirteen. The urban landscape and dynamic city life were essential in the development of her social-oriented consciousness that later influenced and guided her artistic trajectory. She graduated from the Metropolitan University of Chile where she received a master’s degree in visual communication. She later moved to Italy where she spent fifteen years studying art history, oil painting, and sculpture; there she also participated in solo and group shows alongside many recognized Italian artists. Her European experience improved her pictorial technique and deepened her understanding of the positive impact of art in society. With this new-found knowledge, Alicia started an educational path, founding the Mates Art and Design Studio, where she taught drawing, oil/acrylic painting, and sculpture fundamentals for ten years.  Most recently, she has served as the adjunct faculty member at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and an instructor at the Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial.