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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Intro to Water-Based Oils & Acrylics

with Iona Desmond


Water-based oils and acrylics are user-friendly and nontoxic. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced painter, you will enjoy exploring these mediums as we paint from still life objects or sketch.

Required: Acrylic Gesso, nylon brushes made for acrylics or water-based oil, both flat and round bristle (1/2 inch & 1 inch); two soft hair brushes #6 and #10, painting knife, water container, paper towels/rags and a palette of all primary colors and white and black (in either acrylics or water-based oils). Any of the following: illustration board, heavy paper, mat board scraps, canvas, canvas board, masonite or even brown craft paper. Optional: Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber and Raw Umber. Materials approx. $30-$40.

Iona Desmond is an artist and teacher with over 38 years of experience. Her pastels and sculptures are in many private collections in the US and Canada and she has won several awards for her artwork.

  • Nov 20 - Dec 4th, 2018
    Tue for 3 weeks from 6:30 - 8:30 pm


207 934 7922

40 East Emerson Cummings Blvd
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 Get directions

Room: Art Rm

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