Introductory Acrylic Painting Class at Sienna Branch Library

Jan Hampton

Jan Hampton

Fort Bend County Libraries’ Sienna Branch Library will present An Introduction to Acrylic Painting on Saturday, February 13th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm in the Meeting Room of the library, located at 8411 Sienna Springs Boulevard in Missouri City.

Illustrator and portrait artist Jan Hampton will provide a basic introduction to painting with acrylics for anyone who is considering starting a new hobby. The program will be presented in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, where beginning artists can feel free to explore their creativity, according to Hampton, who wants to help beginners calm their “inner critics” so they can participate in this enjoyable pastime.

Those attending the program will learn about basic acrylic painting materials and various techniques, such as scumbling, impasto, sgraffito and wet-in-wet. Hampton will demonstrate how to use these techniques to paint a simple still-life or landscape painting. The program is designed to encourage participant success. All class materials will be provided.

Hampton has taught private art lessons to children and adults for more than 30 years. She recently retired from teaching art for elementary and middle school grades at The Honor Roll School in Sugar Land.

This program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Sienna Branch Library. Proceeds from the Friends of the Library book sales and annual membership dues help to underwrite the costs of special programming and various cultural events at the library. The class is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required.

To register online at, click on “Calendar,” select “Sienna Branch Library” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-238-2900 or by visiting the library.