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Acrylic Painting


This class is intended to teach techniques in painting with acrylic paint where each individual will do their own work allowing themselves to express what they like to within the limits of a canvas.

Supplies necessary for class:

  •  A container for water
  • A plate to mix and use as a pallet
  • One (1) filbert brush
  • One (1) angle brush
  • One (1) dagger brush
  • One (1) square brush
  • One (1) liner brush
  • Acrylic paint (as many as able to afford but at least primary colors - yellow, blue & red - plus black and white)
  • Two (2) 18X24 canvas or a canvas pad of the same size

 About the instructor...

Born in Cuba, Juan-Manuel grew up and spent a large portion of his life in New York City. Following graduation from CCNY and The Fashion Institute of Technology and while working as a designer in the fashion industry he taught design at F.I.T. New York, Miami Dade College, Fine Arts College, Design and Architecture, Florida, and F.I.D.M, San Francisco.

Continuing his art, he is Artist in Residence for the Unified School District of Palm Springs, teaches acrylic painting at the Mizell Senior Center, mentors students at Palm Springs High School, and volunteers for Desert AIDS Project. He is also the Founder of "Art on the Streets" .

"I'm a Cuban/American Artist whose inspiration and color relates to the emotions and messages of the island, even though I have been in exile most of my life. In my art work I express the cultural feeling of the Cuba I was born in; the mysticism of Yoruba and influences with emotions of Afro Cuban heritage together with the images of Le Revue Noir and Josephine Baker by Paul Colin. The significance of my work is to transcend subconsciously a message of unity, equality, oneness, building consciousness, and awareness to the viewer. The visual story takes us from canvas to canvas, in a trajectory of progression, from one work to the next. Not only building a story but also taking the viewer through a life path of growth as an individual."

Space Limited to 15 participants Max.

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Additional Info

  • When: Mondays - 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Where: The Center @ 1301 N Palm Canyon Dr., Room 4 Level 2. Palm Springs, CA
  • Cost: $10.00/class for Members | $15.00/class for Non-Members | Space limited to 15 participants max.
  • Contact: Please call 760.416.7790 to register or more information
  • The LGBT Community Center of The Desert

    The McDonald/Wright Building

    1301 North Palm Canyon Dr, 3rd Floor
    Palm Springs, CA 92262

    760.416.7790 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Open Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

    The Center is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) public charity
    EIN # 33-0937301

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