Weekly Painting Classes



WHERE? Virtually (in-studio classes may resume Oct. or Nov.)

WHEN? 4-week courses run September through May

COST? $180 per month

TIME? Tuesdays 9:00am-11:00am


Explore your creative side in our Live Virtual Acrylic Painting Basics Course! This course is for anyone who wants to learn to paint with acrylics or advance their painting and creative skills. Start at the very beginning, learn about choosing paints, painting surfaces, and how to make the most of your paint and brushes as you create. Basic color theory and color mixing will be explored as well as textures and techniques. Also incorporated are drawing lessons on perspective and composition. This course begins with important basics and continues to teach technical skills for intermediate and advanced painting as sessions continue. Everyone will work at their own pace. No previous skills required, that is except for some basic painting tools to start, like brushes, surfaces and paints.





This introduction class is offered on two dates, August 25th and September 1st, and is designed to prepare you for the weekly Acrylics Basics classes starting September 8th for four weeks and continuing monthly. It is only necessary to take one of the two classes offered.

This class is not a prerequisite. However, students will gain a greater understanding of the essential art supplies needed to get started with acrylics and how to navigate the overwhelming buying options online and in the stores. We will go over the different brush selections, painting surfaces, palettes, paints, and more. There will be drawing exercises, helping you build the foundation for painting.

The only supplies you will need for this class is a sketchbook (or plain paper), pencil, and an eraser!


Introduction to Virtual Weekly Acrylic Painting Basics:

Tuesday, August 28th, 9-11am | REGISTER NOW

Tuesday, September 1st, 9-11am | REGISTER NOW


Virtual Weekly Acrylic Painting Basics:

September: 8, 15, 22, 29 | REGISTER NOW
October: 6, 13, 20, 27 | Registration coming soon…


  • PAINT: Golden or Liquitex Brand – Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium yellow deep, Cadmium red light, Quinacridone magenta, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Viridan, Burnt Umber, Titanium white (large tube)
  • BRUSHES: Long handle Simply Simmons Synthetic Bristle Brushes (not regular bristle brushes) Size 16 Bright, Size 12 Bright, Size 6 Bright, Size 4 Round, Size 16 Roun
  • PALETTE: 16″ Masterson Sta-Wet Premier Palette, Sta-Wet Palette Sheets (package of 30), and Sponge Insert
    CANVAS: Blick Studio Canvas Panels – these are a perfect blend of economy and quality – Package of 5, 8×10, Package of 5, 12×16
  • OTHER ITEMS: Paper Towels, Water containers (2), Spray bottle, Pencils, eraser + sharpener, Sketchbook, 9×12 spiral on the side



Wednesdays or Thursdays 9:00am-12:00pm

Botticelli classes provide the opportunity for professional art instruction to adult students who are serious about learning and studying art while advancing their skills through continuing education. Classes are for anyone who has always wanted to pursue painting and now has the time to sign up to begin the wonderful experience of creating art.


The Botticelli classes are held Wednesday and Thursday mornings, every week September-May. The course is designed for intermediate-advanced and will be structured to focus on new techniques and subjects monthly. Early registration for this class is important because class size is limited in order to give students needed individualized attention.


Course description: Students focus on the basics of drawing and painting in oils (acrylics are welcome too), getting familiar with supplies and understanding the medium. Students progress as they learn more about color, composition, design, brushwork and painting still life setups. Intermediate-advanced students are coached on their selected art pieces and studies.

Class size and availability is limited.


Wednesdays: September 2020 – May 2021: SOLD OUT

Thursdays: September 2020 – May 2021: SOLD OUT


Registration for this class is not available online.

Email info@carriecurranart.com to be placed on the waitlist for 2020/2021. Please let us know your preferred day, medium and a brief description of your experience. Carrie will be in touch August 2020 if space becomes available.


  • COLORS: Cadmium Yellow Medium; Cadium Lemon: Cadmium Red Light; Alizarin Crimson; French Ultramarine Blue; Cerulean Blue Hue: Viridian; Raw Umber; Titanium White. Professional grade preferred.
  • CANVAS: (2) 8” x 10”, (2) 9” x 12” (stretched or boards)
  • SKETCHBOOK, any size sketchbook, HB & 6B pencil, vine charcoal, kneaded eraser
  • BRUSHES: #2 Round; Filberts #2, #4, #6 & #8       (Bristle for oils and synthetic brushes for acrylics)
  • OTHER ITEMS: Palette, Medium palette knife; Paper towels; Odorless Turpenoid and container (for oil)

Dear Fellow Artist, Art Lover, Beginning Painter,
I love to teach. Helping another person to have that “aha” moment and inspiring them to do their art on a regular basis is my goal. Doing art, making art, comprises many facets. Do we want to paint still life, intimate landscape or portrait? Depending on which, how do we start, how do we keep colors lively, how do we use our brush as an extension of us? And then, after we have been painting for awhile, the other questions which begin to surface…how to stay excited, how to grow in our work, how to photograph art work, what about selling…lots to explore! The one ingredient that will be present in each of my classes is my passion to excite, motivate, and inspire others to find true joy in expressing life through painting!