Nanaimo artist Linda Findlay will teach a course titled Introduction to Acrylic Painting, The Next Step, from 6.30 pm to 9 pm on six Wednesday evenings from October 20 to November 24, 2010, at the Nanaimo Art Gallery, VIU Branch, 900 Fifth Street. This six-week course is ideal for those who have taken the absolute beginners acrylic painting workshop. Building on basic skills, students will learn more about acrylic paint, brushes, and painting surfaces. Through weekly discussion, demonstration and practice, students will gain experience and knowledge about colour theory, composition, various painting techniques, and concept development. You will be encouraged to develop your own style and expression as you gain confidence in your painting skills. Tuition is $135 plus HST for gallery members or $155 plus HST for non-members. A supply list will be provided. Call 250-740-6350 to register. Payment must be made upon registration by credit card.