Workshop: Beginning Acrylic Painting with Michael Giaquinto




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Friday and Saturday, October 29  & 30
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm 


We have updated our pandemic protocols because of the new health recommendations from the CDC and local health officials guidance on Cape Cod, as well as for the health, safety and well-being of our students, staff and teachers.

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This class is for all levels.

Instructor: Michael A. Giaquinto

If you have never painted and always wanted to learn or if you have some experience but want to further your knowledge of acrylic painting; then this course is for you.

This is basic with a comprehensive overview of the art of acrylic painting.

The course will cover the fundamentals starting with the color wheel, mixing paints and proper use of brushes and composition.  Develop your skills to improve your painting technique.



Refunds will not be given within one month of the start of a workshop. Workshops are not pro-rated. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.

The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.



Materials List for Beginning Acrylic Painting

Colors –  Black, White, Red, Yellow, Blue.

Brushes: Variety of sizes for acrylic paint + 2” wide brush (cheap)

Canvas Boards:  11” x 14” or 12” x 16”

One (empty clean) coffee can

A roll of paper towels

Instructor Bio

Michael A. Giaquinto is an abstract painter living on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is also the Exhibitions Curator at the Cape Cod Museum of Art. He studied studio art at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA, and he studied art history at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

He was the art teacher at St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis, MA. and he has taught at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, MA, and the Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Truro, MA.

Currently he teaches acrylic painting for adults at the Weny Education Center at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, the Creative Arts Center in Chatham, MA.

Michael is included in Deborah Forman’s book, Contemporary Cape Cod Artists on Abstraction, 2015.

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