Local Classes In and Near The Villages, FL
A FRESH APPROACH TO PAINTING – Course Topics
These classes use acrylics to introduce, help identify, develop and build your own unique style. Please join internationally exhibited award winning published artist, Arrachme, to learn fresh unique visual painting techniques. They can open-up the flow of creative freedom that becomes inactive with constant bombardment of multiple technological and distractions such as phones, computers, televisions, etc. Arrachme is currently exhibited in museums worldwide and draws ideas from this experience. This proven program has 12 categories. You can click on each class to see what special supplies might be needed. You can take the classes in any order. No stress, No judgement. just and easy fun experience.
How to sign up for classes
Call to sign up at 828-230-6613, Due to the college closing we have new locations, new times, new additional classes/workshops. These are all scheduled. Call to book your seat right away or send your check with the name of the class on it.
This is now a one day class/workshop. The costs will remain the same $50. No stress.
Send checks to
2221 Derringer Ave,
The Villages, Fl 32162,
General Supplies are listed to create an artist’s tool box. You will not use all these colors in each class. If you are limited in your budget and are only taking one class, just call and I will tell you which ones you need to get first. (updated 2-4-17)
Main paints (Apx 13 colors plus)
Liquitex heavy body paints (not Liquitex basic paint ,not other brands)
- titanium white
- hookers green(***open tube-should look black inside)
- light blue permanent
- blue violet
- alizarin crimson
- naples yellow
- cadmium yellow (or a bright yellow)
- portrait pink
- phathlo blue (green shade)
- brilliant blue
- napthol red
- dioxazine purple
- transparent Raw Sienna
- raw sienna
- brilliant violet
I do not use fluid paints with the flip top. Canvases are 16 x 20 unless otherwise specified.
Main paint brushes
Here are some suggestions for brushes
- a square brush that comes to a chiseled flat edge (e.g. Bright #8 Princeton 6300B )
- angled brush (e.g. Princeton angular bright 6300 AB #12 and 6)
- a tiny fan brush
- a round thin point brush (e.g. Scharff- #405 sable)
- a soft wash brush. (e.g. Princeton 1″ #4050W – clear handle)
Basic painter’s required supplies are:
- a water bucket
- paper towels (important)
- water spray bottle
- table cloth
- Masterson stay wet pallet ( not the big one or one with cups).
- Please bring your own canvas. 16 x 20 is recommended unless otherwise noted.
If you are local – DK Art Supply on Hwy 441 Leesburg, FL – 352-326-9555 open Mon – Sat, usually everything and Dennis the owner will make a package for you. Just say you are taking Arrachme’s classes. Classes are taught here as well.
2nd Location for classes. The Villages 1 block west of the Charter School. 4313 E. County Rd 466, Oxford, Florida, 34484. Blue two story building. There is an elevator.
See Below Upcoming Classes -click on the class pictures to see details.
Easy on The Eyes 3-15-17 #DK103
Horizontal Horizons 3-22-17 #DK107, and 408-17 Stonecrest
Abstract You – 3-28-17 #DK 112
Caught in The Weeds 4-12-17 #DK 104
Pile It On Baby 4-10-17 #ANI 101 – The Villages
Bless Your Heart 5-3-17 DK#106
Verticle Expression 5-817 ANI #102- The Villages
Abstract You -2, 6-12-2017 – The Villages
*refund policy – for CLASSES and workshops. CANCELLATIONS AND/OR REFUND REQUESTS RECEIVED GREATER THAN FOURTEEN (14) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE CLASS/WORKSHOP EVENT WILL RECEIVE A REFUND, MINUS A $15 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE PER CLASS. no refunds will be given IF STUDENT DOES NOT ATTEND THE CLASS/worKshop. PLEASE ALLOW 10-14 BUSINESS DAYS FOR PROCESSING.
Subject Art- “Breath of Nature”, Original
curated into South Korea Museum exhibtion 2017 ”
Class Objective- Focus on vertical blending,
background and foreground,
focusing on line in composition
We will learn the secret to painting fantastic
contemporary abstract backgound then
place the tree or flower image of your
choice in the
Subject Art- Refreshed by The Sun
Published and curated into
Exibition in England
Gallery Exhibition 2017
Class Objective- how to create
abstract paintings with focus
on shapes, balance and color
We will create the abstract focusing form and shape to create a loose interpretation of landscape. Use the colors and paints of your choice.