Creative Acrylics

August 8 - August 12


Creative Acrylics

Creative Acrylics

This workshop is about how to use the fundamentals of acrylic painting to enhance and enrich your personal voice as a painter.

Explorative exercises will offer methods and materials as a foundational bridge to your individual creative path. Among the exercises presented will be a creative approach to colour theory, direct painting from still life and surrounding interior landscapes, and working from the live model. These group projects will focus on sharpening observational skills and learning how to build effective compositions with paint and colour.

I will give demos on paint additives, brush techniques, painting in “grisaille” and with glazes, the use of coloured under-painting and the expanded use of surfaces using acrylics; toothy watercolour paper, slick yupo, canvas paper, and other mixed media papers alternating with painting on canvas.

The morning projects are a foundational bridge to your individual creative path. Your personal imagery is central. Using your sketchbooks, painted studies, photo sources and your imagination in combination with what you learn in the morning studies, you will have an opportunity to pursue your personal imagery in the afternoons with suggestions and one-on-one guidance from the instructor.

Your technique and painting skills will expand as you investigate your own voice and creativity in acrylic painting and you will conclude the workshop with a wide ranging body of work on paper and canvas and greater knowledge of this surprising and versatile medium.

Materials fee includes the cost of a live model.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $25
  • Course Prerequisites: None required
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels

Price: $790

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes


Alain Costaz has over 30 years of professional art practice and teaching experience and is a graduate of Concordia University (BFA) in Montréal.

Alain is a faculty member of the Victoria College of Art, giving community classes in Victoria and workshops on mainland BC and Alberta. In his Victoria studio Alain holds individual and group classes with an informed, supportive teaching style, sensitive to individual learning.

Click here to read more about ALAIN COSTAZ

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Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. Please register before June 15th to avoid disappointment.

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If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

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BEFORE June 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

June 1 – July 15: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2023 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER July 15: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2022 program is completely canceled due to COVID restrictions, a full refund will be given (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.


Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes.

BURSARIES and ASSISTANTSHIP positions are available. APPLY BEFORE MAY 31. Click to learn more.