Understanding Acrylics with Amy Faris: Materials and Techniques

By: Amy Faris
In this foundation class led by noted artist Amy Faris, students will gain a deeper understanding of acrylic paint and its potential applications and methods of working with it. Materials and Liquitex Mediums extensively covered.
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Liquitex - Artists Acrylics

Class Materials List 

• Liquitex Heavy Body Paint in the following colors: Yellow Light Hansa, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Quinacradone Crimson, Ultramarine Blue (Red Shade), Phthalocyanine Blue (Green Shade), Titanium White, Transparent Mixing White.
• The following Liquitex Acrylic Mediums in 8-ounce sizes: Gloss Medium and Varnish, Matte Medium, Matte Gel, Gloss Gel, Gloss Super Heavy Gel, Matte Super Heavy Gel, Slodri Blending Gel.
• One 8-ounce container of Liquitex Gesso
• Two palette knives, one with square end and one with triangular end
• The following Liquitex Freestyle brushes in sizes ranging from 4 to 8: Flat, Round, Filbert, Bright
• One soft fan brush
• One hardware grade painting brush, at least 2" wide
• One 12" x 16" Frederix Canvas Pad
• Compass, protractor and 18" ruler
• Containers for water
• Paper towels
• Masking tape
• Roll of freezer paper (for use as mixing palette)
• Small containers with tight fitting lids for storage of color mixes

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• Liquitex Heavy Body paint in the following colors: Quinacradone Crimson, Yellow Light Hansa, Phthalocyanine Blue (red shade) and Titanium White.
• The following Liquitex mediums in 8-ounce sizes: Matte Medium and Gloss Gel.
• One palette knife.
• One Flat and one Round Liquitex Freestyle Brush in a size 4, 6 or 8.
• One size 6 soft Fan brush.
• One 12" x 16" Frederix Canvas Pad.
• Compass, protractor and 18" ruler.
• Containers for water.
• Paper towels.
• Masking tape.
• Roll of freezer paper (for use as mixing palette).
• Small containers with tight fitting lids for storage of color mixes.

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Amy Faris

Amy Faris

For seven years, Amy worked within the education program at Liquitex Acrylics and in this capacity presented technical demonstrations on acrylic paint at art schools in the NY/NJ area. She currently teaches at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft NJ, and serves as a member of technical staff at Winsor Newton.

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