SOLD OUT! Making Your Mark – Beginner Acrylic Painting

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SOLD OUT! Making Your Mark – Beginner Acrylic Painting

Get introduced to the basics of acrylic painting and start working on your masterpiece!

By Leighton Art Centre

When and where

Date and time

Sat, Apr 15, 2023 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM MDT


Leighton Art Centre 282027 144 Street West Foothills, AB T1S 0Y4 Canada

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

Description: Students will learn how to choose their subject, prepare their canvas, apply paint using a variety of techniques and troubleshoot problems that may crop up. Take home a completed painting and the knowledge to develop your skills further on your own. If you’ve always wanted to try painting but haven’t known how, where or with what to begin, this is for you! Know a little but want to build your confidence? This is also for you.

 Here is what past participants have said about Michelle Wiebe's workshops:

 ''Michelle was a great presenter! She is practical, funny, creative, EXPERIENCED and sincere!"

(Plein Air workshop participant)

 " I loved how Michelle structured the workshop to permit us to go through all the steps with lots of time with each. I feel really comfortable in doing this again based on what I have learned."

(Linocut workshop participant)


Adults at a beginner or intermediate skill level in painting


• Ideas for a painting either colour photocopies or sketches

• Bring reading glasses if you require them for finer work.

• Bring a bagged lunch and a water bottle

• Sketchbook or Notebook (for notes and drawings)

• Pencils and/or pens (for notes and drawing)

• 1 Stretched Canvas (minimum 8” x 10” to maximum 16” x 20”)

• Brushes – selection of sizes up to 1”

• Acrylic Paint (Artist grade is best, no lower than student grade) most art stores will sell starter packs of student or artist grade acrylics which are a good value. If selecting individual tubes, here are some suggested colours: o Cadmium Yellow o Blue (Ultramarine, Cobalt or Phthalo)o Cadmium Redo Burnt Siennao Titanium White

Registration cost: $85 (GST & Eventbrite fees not included)

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre, get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Visit our website to find out more about our memberships. For our Cancellation and Refund Policy, please visit the Workshop page on our website.


Michelle Wiebe is a Cochrane, Alberta-based artist focused primarily on painting, printmaking, and letterpress. Regularly found on sketching trips in the Calgary area, her drawing adventures have taken her as far away as Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and Africa. Michelle is a passionate instructor with a deep love for teaching, she makes it her goal that students leave her class with quality work and the confidence to continue building their new skills

Facebook: Michelle Wiebe Art

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Instagram: mw.artco

About the organizer

Organized by
Leighton Art Centre

Leighton Art Centre is located on 80-acres of spectacular foothills landscape 20 minutes SW of Calgary. As a museum, art gallery and education space, Leighton Art Centre offers contemporary visual art exhibitions, festivals and sales, education programs, and hands-on workshops for artists of all levels.   

Leighton Art Centre is a not-for-profit organization; we encourage admission by donation. 

The privilege of Leighton Art Centre’s presence on 80 acres of foothills landscape within Treaty 7 territory is combined with respect, humility, and responsibility to be caretakers of the land. We acknowledge the people of these traditional lands which include the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Kainai, and Piikani, as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3. We welcome all people who make their home in the Treaty 7 territory of Southern Alberta and who act as respectful stewards to this land, where we learn, create, and build relationships in meaningful ways.

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