• Introduction-Intermediate
  • Painting

In drawing and painting circles, Mylar has become an ever-popular support. Sometimes described as Polyester film, it is used by artists for its archival quality and impermeable surface. These two factors plus its durability make it an ideal support for painting. This course will introduce students to a spectrum of painting techniques using either acrylics or oil based paints. Students will be shown a range of application techniques via demos and samples of artists’ work. Upon completion, students will have an introductory knowledge of Mylar that will provide an additional option for creative and artistic practice.


Notes: It is recommended that students have taken an Introduction to Drawing or Painting course or have basic drawing skills.
* This course is not currently open for registration

What you will learn

  • Working with various paint materials both oils and acrylic
  • Exploring mylar’s transparent surfaces using both sides.

Materials to Bring

The following items are sold at Aboveground Art Supplies at 74 McCaul St.

Please have the following materials:

  • 15 sheets Draft Mylar Ds Matte, 17 x 22 inches
  • 1 roll of masking tape & scissors
  • A selection of painting brushes suitable for either acrylic or oil painting
  • A selection of paint colours.  Acrylic and/or oil paints are welcome.  Small tubes are preferable.
  • Small containers with lids to hold paint mediums
  • A roll of paper towels

Additional paint mediums will be provided in class.