• Intermediate-Advanced
  • Painting

This ONLINE 8 week course will focus on the use of GOLDEN or TRI-ART Fluid Acrylics to achieve stained, flowing effects. We will incorporate the use of a variety of substrates such as GOLDEN’S Absorbent Ground, Light Molding Paste, and Pastel Ground to mimic the texture of watercolour paper. We will also utilize some of the many exciting contemporary compositional strategies available to the Fluid Acrylic painter seeking to update their working habits. This online course will include live stream webcam instructor demonstrations, digital images sent out prior to class and Power Point Presentations looking at the techniques of various artists. Students will send any homework to an online file prior to the meeting for discussion and will also have the opportunity to work during class. 

Spring 2021: 8 Weeks: Tuition: $325

This course will be offered via 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. 1977 Fine Arts Diploma, Visual Art, New School of Art 1975 BFA, Fine Arts, York University
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • To investigate ways in which to change the surface of traditional watercolour paper using Gesso, Acrylic Matte Medium,   Molding paste and Absorbent Ground
  • To work on full scale sheets of Watercolour Paper as well as Canvas
  • To introduce contemporary compositional strategies

Materials to Bring

Please keep your receipts in case you need to return materials.

Material List: Fluid Acrylic Painting (PDF)