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Making Your Mark

Beginner Acrylic Painting with Michelle Wiebe

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

Audience: For adults at a beginner or intermediate skill level in painting.

Supplies: All required supplies are included in this workshop. Please bring a sketchbook and pencil if you wish to take notes, and your reading glasses if you need them for fine work. Please bring a lunch, water bottle, and a personal snack for the day.

Registration Cost: $80

For more information or to get tickets visit or register by phone 403.931.3633, Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am to 4:00pm to avoid Eventbrite fees.

Ticket sale ends on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at 9:00pm.

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

Artist Biography: 

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.

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