Layered Landscapes in Acrylic and Collage

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Title: Layered Landscapes in Acrylic and Collage

Type of Workshop: Acrylic and Collage

Instructor: Robin Popp

Date: March 4, 5, and 6, 2022

Price: $325/300

Time: 10:00am-4 pm

Join Robin for a deep dive into acrylic painting. We’ll be exploring different techniques, surfaces and tools and playing with new possibilities for creating representational paintings with texture. Beginners are welcome! No drawing skills required.

Robin will bring photo references, paper swatches, found words, as well as different surfaces for painting on and new tools to try.

Color mixing will also be a big part of this class as Robin shares her experience with a limited pallet.

Acrylic paints are the perfect medium for collage, texturing, and mixed media. We’ll explore these and more while staying on the side of realism.

Fun, Fun, Fun!


Born in south Florida into a family of artists, Robin has painted since she was old enough to hold the brush. She spent a short time at Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL, and graduated as a cabinetmaker from Pinellas Technical College. Her favorite medium is oils and loves to work en plein air. She teaches painting both locally in Florida, and at John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina. She and her husband reside on a farm west of Gainesville, Florida, while their three grown children live all over the world.


About the work:

Robin’s north Florida farm and surrounding area provides much of the subject matter for her landscapes in oil. Birds are another favorite subject. Crows, waterbirds, sparrows, all find their way into her paintings. Robin’s background as a woodworker also influences her works in assemblage. Her latest series of boxes combines oil paintings and found objects. As she describes, “I love the earthy feel of rust and worn wood, and the ageless quality of glass. They hold a hidden history and I give them a chance at a new life, in a new story.”



2018 – Honorable Mention, 45th Festival Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL

2018 – Purchase Award, 45th Festival Beth-El, St. Petersburg, FL

2017 – Third Place, Autumn Artfest, Live Oak, FL

2017 – Honorable Mention, Tarpon Springs Paint and Photo, Tarpon Springs, FL

2017 – Work selected for the Cross Creek Rising Exhibit, Gainesville, FL

2016 – Patron’s Favorite Artist Award, Gathering of Artists, Gainesville, FL

2013 – Purchase Award, Souvenirs of Downtown, Ft. Pierce, FL

2005 – Work selected, Downtown Clearwater Arts Stroll, Clearwater

Artist Statement: “Some things cannot be said with words. The beauty of God’s creation explodes all around us, and my expression, my worship, comes in the form of painted colors across a canvas. In this hectic world, we all yearn for a place of refuge and healing. Many of my paintings are of settings that give me that sense of peace. In a quiet moment, I reach to the Creator, and rejoice, knowing that He is reachable.”

Supply list for students:

Synthetic brushes sizes 2, 4, and 6. Round, flat and filbert. Or any combination with at least one flat.

One small detail brush

Canvas or Gessoed Board, Chunky canvas, etc. in 4 x 4 to 8 x 10 or larger. Bring several.

Black Acrylic paint PLUS any other colors. (Robin will bring acrylics to share)

Pallet (Masterson pallets are great, but a simple piece of glass in a frame works fine.)

Small mister or spray bottle

Roll of paper towels

Mixed media or ephemera of your choice

Acrylic Matte Medium Heavy Gel

A $25 fee will be charged for all class refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to seven (7) days prior to class start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the class.


A $75 fee will be charged for all workshop refunds due to a withdrawal. Refunds will be given up to one (1) month prior to the workshop start date. Thereafter, no refunds will be given, unless the ESAC cancels the workshop.


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