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‘Painting Animals in Oils,’ a new course taught by Acacia Rogers

Learning how to paint animals in oils is a very rewarding, exciting and a fun thing to do, and there’s not a better animal painter/instructor to learn from than Acacia Rogers, an award-winning and highly acclaimed artist who’ll begin an eight week course, limited to 10 students, from Tuesday, January 7th until February 25th at the Lakes Region Art Association. Classes will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m.

Whether you’re a beginner or an intermediate artist, Acacia uses the same combination of tested and proven teaching techniques she has for the past 15 years assuring everyone great results. She’ll cover everything from animal anatomy, to form and perspective, how to improve your drawing skills, color mixing, matching and values, how to use layers to build dimension, discuss materials you’ll need and where to buy them at the best prices, plus tips on choosing references materials. Side by side easel time with Acacia also includes group critiques and at the conclusion of the course student’s works are posted on her website and social media. If it’s fur, scales or feathers, Rogers has the background, skills and talent to help any artist, amateur or intermediate, to successfully paint animals in oil. Cost for the eight week class is $225 per student.

Contact Rogers at:, or (603) 965-5551 for information on course costs, materials needed, and to register.