Vibrant Tomatoes and Strawberries

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Title: Vibrant Tomatoes and Strawberries

Type of Workshop:  Acrylic

Instructor: Kellie Newsome

Date: Aug 31st, 2019

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Price: $250/225 Supplies and Lunch INCLUDED!*

*Students must only bring brushes. See sizes below. All other supplies and canvas boards provided by the instructor!

Get loose and try something new by combining acrylics and artist color pencils on a primed panel! Work from a real still life and learn how to create bright vibrant strokes and marks with more confidence. Kellie will work through the layering process with simple instruction and a limited color palette for a fun lesson. These techniques will celebrate the way acrylics work  and can be used in layering with any subject matter.

This class is great for beginners, intermediate, and advanced students, The overall process is loose and expressive and is perfect for helping new painters overcome challenges when painting representational work, and for the advanced student that may have problems painting loose or leaving information out of artistic beauty.



All the following materials are provided: Shared use of professional grade acrylic paints, a primed board, a water mister, paper towels, a water basin, artist pencils, an easel, all the items needed for a still life.  Lunch is included and provided by Kellie Newsome.


Students will need to bring a variety of acrylic brushes. Suggested styles and brand:

Simply Simmons 1/2 flat wash

Simply Simmons #6 round,

Simply Simmons #3 flat.

Kellie was born in Columbus, Georgia and grew up on a small farm in Eufaula, Alabama where she spent most of her time outside and creating at an early age. Kellie attended and graduated from Troy University with a Bachelors of Fine Arts. In college, Kellie focused on painting and print- making, and enjoyed combining materials in her work. Kellie began working for Chroma’s Atelier Interactive brand of paint while attending college and continues to work for them today as their representative to the South-East United States. This position gives Kellie a corporate sponsorship, providing her with paint for her large-scale works. Working for the paint company keeps her in direct contact with large art suppliers and allows her to have the opportunity to try new materials of all brands.

Kellie is an exciting and dynamic artist and teacher that will change the way you look at painting. Her works of art seem to jump off the canvas with stunning texture, vibrant color, and vitality. Currently she specializes in a range of works on canvas, wood, and paper. From amusing portraits to thought provoking and engaging abstract works, her deep understanding of the multitude of mediums she employs makes her work stand out. These traits make Kellie Newsome a versatile artist, and her exciting, determined, and uplifting personality makes her an inspiring teacher. You can see an ever-increasing amount of Kellie’s artwork in group and solo shows in the South East, permanent collections at Wallace Community College Selma, Concordia College, city and government buildings, and small and large businesses throughout the United States.

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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