Expressive Acrylic Painting with Alicia Mino (In-Person)
Expressive Acrylic Painting with Alicia Mino (In-Person)

Expressive Acrylic Painting with Alicia Mino (In-Person)


Explore the exciting versatility of acrylics in your own painting style in this informative and energetic class! Study master artists such as Egon Schiele, Ludwig Kirchner, and Paul Klee in order to develop alternative and personally expressive ways of depicting objects, people, cities and landscapes. Instruction will cover the important aspects of acrylic painting, including color, texture, and its potential for three-dimensional effects. All levels welcome; no painting experience necessary.  View/download the materials list

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about acrylic color consistency and texture depending on brand, quality and purpose.
  • Students will be encouraged to use their imagination and choose their own painting style.
  • Students will learn how to work with acrylic color in the methods of old and contemporary masters.
  • Students will learn how acrylics can be used on different surfaces

    6 weeks, Sunday, June 5 - July 17 (No class on July 3)
    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    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.