Acrylic Workshop with Peter Reid

Date: October 25th and 26th

Cost: $225.00

Payment can be made be made by etransfer (, phone with credit card, or in store by cash

If you’re content to paint with the muddy pool of slop mixed on your palette and continue to hide your efforts in the closet or paint over them again, and again, this course is NOT for you. If you don’t have a sense of humor and don’t like to have fun while pursuing your passion, definitely don’t sign up for this course.

Before you can mix a colour you have to be able to see it. This class will give you the practical ability to mix any colour your heart (and eye’s) desire and make colour the strength of your painting. Great colour makes the painting; it isn’t an accident. This course will show you not to just copy your reference, but to take it and make your colour extraordinary. You’ll learn how to enhance your ideas and images through colour.


Materials List


  • Phthalo Blue or Phthalo Blue Green Shade (Not Red Shade)
  • Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine
  • Cadmium/Pyrrole or Napthol Red Light (Medium Ok)
  • Primary or Quinacradone Magenta
  • Cadmium/Bismuth or Arilide (Hansa) Yellow Lite
  • Cadmium/Bismuth or Arilide (Hansa) Yellow Deep*
  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Sienna*
  • Yellow Ochre/Yellow Oxide*

If you are signed up for a colour course, be sure to have these colours — not the one the guy in the art store tells you is “close”. This is the same colour list for all my classes and is a good primary list
*good to have, but not essential (will make life easier)


Bring your choice of canvas, canvas boards, Masonite panels, birch panels, or water colour paper. Better to work smaller and complete more work in the workshop than a single, large piece.

8×10 to 16×20 range are good sizes for a workshop. My preference is Canvas


Your pallet should be flat with little wells for paint to stick in, and white. It can be glass, no-stick, plastic, or disposable; wet pallets are a great asset keeping your paint and mixes wet. Also bring paper towels and water cup or container.


Most brushes can be used for acrylic painting, along with fingers, colour shapers, and sponges. Below are the brushes I like to use most often. Get a couple of sizes in either flats or Filberts and one or two large flat. Don’t buy really cheap brushes, but you don’t need to buy really expensive brushes.

  • Filberts and/or flats (rounded/square end)
  • 1” to 1 1/2” Flat

Small Spray Bottles:

Although these are not used in every class, I will show you how and where to use them. These are just cheap little bottles from the dollar store that we will be filling with paint. They often don’t last more than a day, so extras are handy.

Reference Material:

Bring your own photos or use my supplied prints of other artist paintings. A lot can be learned by copying the works of other artists.

“How to Paint with Acrylics” by Peter Reid