Get ready to make the best present ever (for yourself or someone else)! If you are an animal lover and want to learn how to paint a portrait of your pet with personality this is the course for you! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned painter, you’ll take your work to the next level! In this fun art class, you will learn how to plan your painting; model your subject with value, color temperature, and edges, and so much more. Expert artist Cynthia Golden-Frasier will show you how to put it all together in a painting full of personality. Required materials: Heavy body acrylic paints (Preferred brands: Liquitex Heavy Body, Golden Paints, Winsor Newton or Galleria), Preferred Acrylic Colors: Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Raw or Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre or Yellow Oxide, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White, close up photo or 2 identical 8.5 x 11 inch printed photos of your pet on regular copy paper with defined edges. Optional: Bring an iPad tablet, tablet or laptop for a digital reference photo, apron, paper towels or a hand towel to clean brushes, 2 – 8×10 stretched canvas, water container, pre-packaged, quality brush set, and painting knives for mixing paint.