Acrylics As a Diverse Medium - Residency

Jean Cook

The use of acrylic water-based paints was discovered by artists in the 1950's and are becoming the medium of choice for many professionals.  Acrylics can be used in transparent washes to resemble watercolor or opaquely to resemble oils. It is a fast drying paint which is both a blessing and a curse.  The students will be able to practice working with the medium on a variety of surfaces, including watercolor paper or gessoed boards.


(Example of Jean Cook's work, Watusi Bull)


To schedule this program please contact us at 816-531-4022 or by email at


Grade Levels: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

Fees: $110 for 1 workshop; $95 each, for 2 or more workshops on the same day / Plus $110 planning meeting and materials to be determined at the planning meeting. Title 1 Schools may qualify discounted programming.

Maximum Audience Size: 30

Program Length: 45 minutes

Requirements: $110 planning meeting is required. Materials fee will vary based on the length of the workshop and materials needed. Acrylic paint supplies; Alizarin, Cad Yellow, Cad Red, Yellow Ochre, Trans. Red Oxide or Burnt Umber, Ultramarine Blue, White, assortment of synthetic brushes, various sizes of flat canvas; gessoed board or watercolor paper (minimum 2 per student), small spray bottles for water, palettes and paper towels.

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