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ONLINE: Acrylic Painting Incubator  

This class provides an opportunity for students to focus on developing a personal voice, understanding and capitalizing on their inherent visual tendencies, comprehending the process of completing a coherent body of work and developing the confidence to see an idea through various stages to a finished product. Expect two one-on-one private scheduled online meetings in each class and some group image screen sharing with short discussions.

Basic Prerequisite: Tina Poplawski’s Fundamental Acrylics and Contemporary Abstraction or an intermediate level of understanding in acrylic paint and acrylic mediums and gels.

Winter 2021: 10 Weeks: Tuition $390 

TSA will deliver this course using ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the session(s) via email. You'll need a laptop, desktop or tablet, internet connection with good bandwidth and headset (either wired or wireless). We recommend that you set up a free ZOOM account and be familiar with ZOOM prior to the class beginning.  Here is a link to help you get started: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/categories/200101697

Notes: Tina Poplawski has been an instructor at the Toronto School of Art since 1993. Poplawski has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Ontario, Quebec and New York. Two galleries in Toronto, the V. MacDonnell Gallery and Lehmann Leskiw Fine Art, have represented Poplawski. Her work is found in North American and European collections both corporate and private. She is the recipient of many awards, including numerous Ontario Art Council Grants. Her work focuses on textured paintings, sculptural objects and paper works arranged into multi-faceted installations. She has been negotiating the cultural residue of war through her art practice for many years, leading her to a fascination with “debris” found in the botanical world.

Upcoming Sections

CodeInstructorDates & TimeDaysLengthRegister
053Tina PoplawskiJan. 20, 2021 to March 24, 2021
TERM - ONLINE Winter 2021
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
10-week courses

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What you will learn

  • Provide a studio environment to give students the opportunity to develop a personal voice.
  • Support development of student’s inherent visual and stylistic tendencies
  • Provide one-on-one support.
  • Expand understanding of Acrylic Materials if necessary to individual student

Materials to Bring

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Material List:​ ​updated Nov. 2020 Term: ​Winter 2021

This is a basic suggested list of materials. Please bring whatever materials you have previously used in either my Acrylic Courses or Workshops or in other Acrylic classes you have taken.


Recommended Brands:​ ​​Golden Acrylic Heavy Body Paint (in tubes)​ OR ​Golden Fluid Acrylic​ ​(in Bottles)

*​Please Note:​ Colours in ​Bold​ Type are Essential. Tri-Art is another acceptable Brand.

Titanium White (150 ml.)    Hansa Yellow Opaque   Vat Orange    Pyrrole Red Light    Quinacridone Magenta
Ultramarine Blue    Phthalo Green (Y. S.)   
Quinacridone Burnt Orange    Titan Buff    Diarylide Yellow     Raw Sienna  Quinacridone Red    Dioxazine Purple    Phthalo Blue (G. S.)    Green Gold    Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold    Carbon Black   Burnt Sienna    Burnt Umber   ​Raw Umber

•​ ​"Masterson Stay-Wet Palette"​ Yellow Top (Med) OR Red Top (Lg)​ ​- keeps acrylics wet longer OR Waxed Paper Palette pads

BRUSHES (this is just an intro list please use any other brushes you love)

  • Raphael Hogs Bristle Brushes: Filberts #'s 2, 8 & 12 or larger (basically sm., med., & lg.) wHake 1” & Hake 2" - ​(Noble Brand - this is a watercolour brush)
  • #1 Round – (watercolour synthetic brush is fine - this is for details)
  • M​etal palette knife: large & small with an angle in the arm


If you are new to this course please have these mediums at the very least:

  • GOLDEN Gesso 16oz
  • GOLDEN Open Gel Medium 8oz
  • GOLDEN Regular Gel Gloss 16oz


• Canvas • Cradled Wood Panel • Watercolour Paper


• Masking tape - 3m Brand is Best • Small water spritzer

• Old Towel
• Water Container

• Cellulose Sponges
• Masters Brush Cleaner

Save all receipts and packaging if you are in doubt about something you have purchased!