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Parks-Unleashing the Powers of Acrylic is a Program

Parks-Unleashing the Powers of Acrylic


$320 Enroll

Full program description

Time: 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Date(s): Saturday and Sunday May 21-22

Course Number: #6160

Tuition: $320.00

Instructor present each day

Enrollment limited to 12 students

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Workshop Description


An intense weekend course covering all the basic, and some not-so-basic acrylic techniques. The course begins with a demonstration of the Sta-Wet palette, a palette that remains wet indefinitely. Students are invited to work from the figure or to pursue various assignments that explore the possibilities of acrylic paints, mediums, gels, and pastes. Samples of many acrylic products are available free of charge for the students to experiment with. Students will experience the possibilities of combining heavy impasto with transparent glazes and other techniques. Other techniques covered include paint handling, flooding, dripping, scratching back, and varnishing.


About the Instructor


JOHN PARKS was educated at the Royal College of Art in London.  He has exhibited widely over the last thirty years represented by several major galleries including Allan Stone and Coe Kerr galleries.  He on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York. Parks has also published many articles on art in publications ranging from the New York Times to American Artist Magazine. His work is in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design and many private collections. His work is represented by 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel in New York. He is also the author of a book, “Universal Principles of Art,” published by Rockport Press.  For more information, please visit