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Acrylic Painting Class Realism


Peter Potapoff is a professional artist living in Calgary, Alberta. He has been painting for over 50 years and is passionate about sharing his skills and knowledge through teaching. Born and raised in southeastern British Columbia, Peter has immersed himself in the outdoors all his life. He lived and worked in Northwest Territories for 12 years, experiencing the immensity of the tundra its array of animals such as caribou and muskox.


He is nationally and international recognized for his Canadian wildlife paintings and has won numerous competitions and awards including Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year and BC Wildlife Federation Artist of the Year Awards.

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Johnston Creek Waterfall

2 Day Workshop

Adults 17+

Sat + Sun 

11am-4pm Both days

MARCH 25 + 26


Suitable for Acrylic Painters; Beginners or Intermediates.

Paint alongside accomplished Wildlife and Nature painter Peter Potapoff as he guides you through recreating his River Rocks painting.

Using the instructor's photo reference, students will be collectively guided through the same 11" x 14" painting of a realistic river. Learn to mix colour, map out composition, and realism techniques for expressing elements of animals and nature.


Supplies not included; Optional supplies Add-on available at registration.



Acrylic Painting - Adults 17+

6 - 8:30 pm | Thursdays 




Suitable for Beginners or Intermediates!


Students will work on their own projects under the guidance of the instructor. Working from photo references, students are free to choose their own subject matter (still life, landscape, portrait) and work on any size of canvas or panel they desire.


Learn how to transfer subject matter to the canvas or panel with correct proportions and achieve accurate colour values that will push your painting to the next level. This series of classes designed to cover all the basics of realistic painting. You will learn about composition, lighting, values, and develop the technical skills to create your very own masterpiece!​

Unsure where to start? The instructor can provide you with a project to get started on.


Supplies not provided - optional supplies provided add-on available for purchase at any time.

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