Marcy Wheeler’s Thursday afternoon Acrylic Painting class is a safe place to become a better painter. You may be a beginner, intermediate or advanced artist. The class is from 2:30–5:00 pm, toward the end of class we may have an optional half-hour group critique.
Wheeler’s style is warm, friendly and personal. She focuses on individual instruction, group discussion and occasional class demonstrations. Students learn the quick and creative qualities of acrylic paints and mediums and how to turn acrylic paints into a flexible and luscious way to paint.
Wheeler encourages students to try new tools, explore new ways of working and move toward their own style. She gives the encouragement needed to stay with a painting until it exceeds the class members highest expectations. And she helps some students learn how to stop when it is finished!
Wheeler’s class is ongoing, and enrollment is open at any time, as long as there is space available. Class is limited to 12 students.
Tuition is $136 for eight classes. Students have 10 weeks to use the eight classes, so if you take a brief vacation or have a doctor’s appointment, no worries. If you want to continue after you have finished 8 classes, you just buy 8 more. Class members learn from each other as well as from Marcy.
In addition to teaching at Rossmoor, Wheeler has taught at Lafayette Studio, Walnut Creek Civic Arts, Yosemite Art Center and for more than 17 years at her own studio. Wheeler has a BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois, and she studied for many years in the studio of Louise Smith, a painting instructor at UC Berkeley.
Marcy Wheeler, Instructor
I did my first oil painting when I was thirteen…Received a BFA in Painting at the University of Illinois…became a baker…switched from oils to acrylics when my kids were toddling…started teaching 20 years ago...like resting in a comfy chair…like wearing a straw hat…like being by a creek…love painting.