St. Albert Painters Guild

Afternoon Blues with Randy Hayashi

  • 14 Mar 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Painter's Studio - St. Albert Place
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  • Registration by Non Members at $45.00 per person.

Acrylic Landscape Painting Workshop

Instructor: Randy Hayashi

Time: Saturday, March 14, 2020, 10AM – 4PM

Location: St. Albert Painters Guild Studio, Main Floor, St. Albert Place (City Hall) 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert

Instructor’s Background: Randy was born and raised in Edmonton and attended MacEwan University completing a two-year program in Fine Arts. He continued his studies at the U of A completing a BFA in Industrial Design in 1990 and later a BEd in 2000. Randy is a full time artist and is represented by Mountain Galleries in Jasper, Banff and Whistler, Koyman Galleries in Ottawa and Matilda Swanson Gallery in Clarksburg Ontario.

Class Description: The focus of this workshop is to create a compelling landscape painting with acrylic paint. We will explore the importance of design and composition before painting and how to simplify what you see in your reference photo. This will involve sketching and trying different value studies with black and white paint. The goal is also to expand the participants understanding of acrylic painting and to encourage expressive use of color and to share an array of tips and techniques.

The workshop will include a short demo and mini-lessons through the day as well as individual instruction.


-Reference photo(s) of what you would like to paint (5 x 7 or 8 x 10 is recommended), or a fully charged iPad/laptop works well too. Working from a photo on your phone is challenging.

Recommended paint brands: Golden, Stevenson, Holbein, Windsor Newton, Liquitex

Brushes: I will be using flat synthetic acrylic brushes, small .25”, medium 1”, and large 2”, but palette knives or other shapes of brushes you like to paint with are welcome.

Colours: suggested minimum… Titanium White Mars or Ivory Black Cadmium Yellow Cadmium Red Phthalo Blue Burnt Umber Quinacridone Magenta Dioxazine Purple Paynes Grey…. and/or whatever colours you usually paint with!

Acrylic Medium (optional) Any one of the following... Liquid Glazing Medium GAC 100 Soft Gel Gloss

Other: • Blank canvas or board. I will be doing some small black and white sketches with paint on small canvases (8x10, 6x12, 12x12) as a composing exercise and then possibly working on a larger canvas (16 x 20ish).These smaller studies can be done on canvas board or paper if you like. • Painting palette • Water container • Paper towels or rags • Tabletop or floor easel


10:00 - 11:00 Introduction, about materials, the painting process

11:00 - 11:45 Demonstration (Lunch could be after this or whenever people want to take it) Please bring your own lunch.

12:00 - 4:00 Painting time with individual instruction

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