Mastering Acrylics, Part II

A continuation of David Langevin’s Spring 2019 Workshop



June 13-14, 2020 (2-Day workshop)
9:30am – 4:00pm


McTavish Academy of Art
1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich


This is the second part of David’s Mastering Acrylics course. You must have attended the first part to be eligible to take this workshop.

You will find a link to David’s first workshop here.


David Langevin is a modern day Old Master – an impeccable  craftsman, an innate talent.  “When I looked at the paintings  of the Old Masters I saw in their  work something that I did not see in modern art. Nothing in my education or experience as a  painter could help me  understand how they achieved the effects that they did. I wanted that. I wanted to know I could achieve any effect that I could imagine. I wanted complete expressive freedom…”

After finishing his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Ottawa, David spent several years perfecting his painting skills. He pored over old texts, treatises, and manuscripts stored in the backrooms of art restoration departments and libraries reserved for conservationists. David obtained a Masters in Art Education degree from McGill University, specializing in methods and materials for the painter.

Since 1992, he has been living in British Columbia where he finds an endless supply of inspiration for his art. David gives lectures, writes a regular technical column for painters, consults, and conducts workshops on painting materials and techniques. His paintings are sold in galleries across Canada.



Once your registration application has been processed, you will be sent either a confirmation that a space has been registered for you or a notice that you have been placed on a wait-list. Payment is due once your registration has been confirmed.

Payment Info

The fee for this 2-day workshop is $250 for SPAC members and $300 for non-members and is payable by cheque or e-transfer.

Registration requires either payment in full, or a non-refundable payment/deposit of $60 and payment of the balance of $190 (non-members $240) by May 1, 2020

Paying by Cheque

Make cheques payable to “SPAC”. The cheque for the deposit must have the current date. You must also include a second, post-dated cheque for the balance with the amount and date as indicated above. Please reference the workshop name and date on the cheques! Cheques should be mailed as soon as possible to:

Workshops by the Sea
PO BOX 2542
Sidney BC V8L 4B9

Paying by E-Transfer

The confirmation email you receive will contain a password for e-transfers. Send the e-transfer to using the provided password. If you use a different password your payment will not be accepted. You must also use the memo option in the e-transfer to identify the following:

  • Workshop name & date
  • Signify either ‘Registration payment’ or ‘Balance of workshop payment’


  • Acrylic paints. Do not bring Golden Open acrylic paints.  Important: do not buy additional paints before the workshop — bring what you have.  If you have none, don’t bring any paints.
  • Acrylic Gloss Medium (not ‘gel’), or Golden GAC 500 – do not bring Golden Glazing Liquid
  • Large water container and rags
  • Paint brushes and palette
  • 4 painting supports, approx. 16×20 (canvas or painting board)