• Week One
    March 4, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Two
    March 11, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Three
    March 18, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Week Four
    March 25, 2019
    9:30 am - 12:00 pm


Studio in the Park



2490 Silverest Ave, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70816, United States

The main facility for the Art Guild of Louisiana is the Studio in the Park. This BREC building is located in Cedarcrest Park in Baton

Workshop Coordinator

Barbara Andrepont, bandrepont@bellsouth.net or 225-773-8020

Class Description

For people who want to learn the basics of acrylic painting, and for those who want to hone their acrylic skills. We will discuss materials and supplies for acrylic painting at the first class. So please don’t panic if you are not sure of supplies. Then, we will work on color mixing, composition, and values to focus attention in your painting. You may then bring your personal photos to work from. We will have daily demonstrations and personal critiques.

Roberta Loflin’s Website


basic acrylic by Roberta Loflin


Supply List

  • Sketchbooks: similar in size to painting canvas or paper (Strathmore 400, or Canson are good brands) no smaller than 9×12
  • Drawing or painting board to support sketch book and painting paper
  • Palette: Masterson air tight palette and a roll of waxed or freezer paper
  • Brushes: long handled nylon acrylic/oil brushes … an assortment of brights, flats, filberts and rounds – start with a few and never use brushes from other media (oils or watercolor) ¾ – 1″ flat, #8 round, small thin liner brush, 2″ sponge brush for gesso
  • Spray bottle for water (old hairspray, or body spray bottles are the best)
  • Bucket or can for washing brushes big enough for ‘swishing’
  • Paper towels or cotton “shop towels”
  • Masking tape
  • Drawing pencil
  • Erasers … white plastic
  • Acrylic Paints: HEAVY BODY … Golden or Liquitex, 2 to 4 each of reds, yellows, blues, 1 white, 1black
  • Painting surface(s) – watercolor paper (can be gessoed for use in acrylic painting), canvas boards, plywood panels, Masonite panels, or stretched canvas. You choose your painting substrate(s).
  • Gesso to prepare painting surfaces before you paint.
  • Apron or smock
  • Plastic tablecloths are a must!
  • Your personal photographs to work from

We will use paper for our first painting surfaces and exercise pieces. Please prepare 3 sheets of heavy (140 lb) watercolor, canvas paper or printing paper with one coat of gesso before coming to class. Quarter-sheets of watercolor paper are 11″ X 15″. And, it takes at least an hour for a coat of gesso to dry. After the first exercise pieces, you may use stretched or unstretched canvas, plywood panels, masonite for painting substrates.