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Robyn Ryan ~Acrylic Layer Workshop Mini-Series


This workshop is designed for:

Beginners with basic painting skills to Advanced

Dates: Fridays - May 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18, 2021

Time: 1:00-5:00 PM

Where: Zoom

Free and Empower Your Creativity in a

New and Fresh Way!


You are invited on a journey to conquer boredom,

find the fun,

and create with joy and freedom again!  


  • Develop a fresh approach to exploration in your art-making

  • Cultivate confidence in your creative decision making and foster an attitude of “What if I” vs. “Should I” or “Can I”

  • Fill your artist toolbox with numerous new techniques and approaches

  • Re-invigorate your creative juices and inspiration


The Acrylic Layers Process consists of working with physically separated distinct visual layers in developing a painting, creating actual dimensionality, seeing through physical layers to what lies beneath, hiding things, discovering things, all creating exciting possibilities. 


The Mini-Series

consists of five weekly sessions on Friday afternoons,

21 May through 18 June

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

During the five sessions you will learn:

  • The overall Acrylic Layers Process

  • Five approaches for under-paintings

  • Five variations for acrylic gel application

  • Six variations for art media application on the gelled surface

  • Subtractive “sanding back” and “erasing” techniques to expose earlier layers

  • A Framework for Making Decisions as You Proceed in the Layering Process

  • The thought process and aids to move past barriers and explore more boldly

  • How to bring new life to a “less than favorite” piece of artwork

  • How to finish an Acrylic Layers piece for display

  • Alternative applications of the process and techniques to integrate into your personal creative approach


You will produce several Acrylic Layers pieces using the different under-painting, gel application, and art media variations. You are absolutely encouraged to make more if you are so inspired and inclined!


Spreading the material and activities over five sessions allows ample drying time between layers when working with the acrylic gel medium. 

In addition, this format allows participants the space between sessions to digest the material, identify questions, explore further on their own, and nurture the ideas and inspirations which inevitably emerge! 


You will have ample opportunity to explore the variations of under-paintings, gel layer techniques, and art media layer (paint, drawing, collage, etc.) techniques presented. 


After This Workshop You Will:

  • Understand the Secrets behind physically distancing layers of art media with acrylic gel

  • Be Equipped with variations of under-paintings, acrylic gel layering, and art media to mix and match

  • Be Confident in deciding “What’s Next” because you will be free from preconceived expectations

  • Be Prepared with a full toolbox of techniques and Ideas to boldly explore your creative intentions

  • Keep your Mindset Focused on the Joy of the process and journey to each piece’s unique outcome

  • Have a Full Well of inspiration and possibilities to jump-start your next project



Above and beyond the actual Mini-Series sessions

you also receive:


  • Three Illustrated Quick Reference Guides summarizing the variations for under-paintings, gel layers, and art media layers.

  • Creative Inner Dialogue & Perspective Aids for keeping you motivated and on track!

  • Tutorial on how to Make Your Own Stamps to emboss your gel layers!

  • Continued Exclusive Access to Acrylic Layers Workshop Resources Website

  • Membership in the Acrylic Layers Workshop Alumni Facebook Group sharing works in progress, inspiration, and support as you adapt the Acrylic Layers Process and techniques into your own work

  • Live Q&A Sessions to answer questions arising in between workshop sessions and after!

  • Exclusive alumni access to Workshop Demo Videos after the workshop

  • Notification of future Acrylic Layers Workshop-related events with Alumni Discount!


Acrylic Layers Workshop Mini-Series Fees: 

  • Cost: $375

Upon registration, Robyn will send you the link to the Acrylic Layers Workshop Mini-Series Resources webpage with all the details related to the workshop including the supply list and guidelines for preparing. This webpage is where all workshop materials will be available for download at your convenience as well as links to access the bonuses.


Robyn Ryan-Brief Bio

Robyn Ryan is a professional artist working out of her studio in Fauquier County, Virginia. Creating, showing, and selling art for 30+ years, Robyn enjoys working in water-based media, mixed media, and bronze.


An encouraging and enthusiastic instructor, Robyn has taught numerous workshops in watercolor, her unique Acrylic Layers Process, and Sculpture. As a teacher, Robyn focuses on inspiring her students to have fun while venturing through and beyond the mechanics of art making toward increased confidence, joy in the process, and finding each person’s unique form of expressing their creative intent.


Her workshops are great for beginners and experienced painters who want to cultivate their skills and build their creative toolbox to create their own unique artwork from the heart, not just the mind. For more information go to

When: Fridays - May 21, 28 and June 4, 11, 18

Time: 1:00-5:00

Where: Zoom - A link will be sent to all participants each week before class.


Cost: $375



Upon registration, Robyn will send you the link to the Acrylic Layers Workshop Mini-Series Participant webpage with all the details related to the workshop including the supply list and guidelines for preparing. This webpage is where all workshop materials will be available for download at your convenience.

Please register and pay with the link below "Buy Now" 

Or call (540 ) 687-6600 to register and pay by phone.


Cost: $375


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