Paint, Paper, and Play!

About Paint, Paper, and Play!

Jumpstart your creativity through play! Using simple materials such as decorative papers and acrylic paint, explore image-making that emphasizes creative expression and exploration. Play is the name of the game in this class, and students will learn how to approach the creative process with a spirit of adventure and joy.

This class is presented in collaboration with the John C. Campbell Folk School & is limited to 12 students. There will be an optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus that students can attend online. Class enrollment may be canceled for a full refund up to five days before the class start date, with the exception of the non-refundable materials kit fee.

Class Materials Needed

The materials kit worth $20 is included in the class fee. A form for the student's mailing address is included on the class page after signing up.

Acrylic Paints: Titanium White, Unbleached or Buff White, Burnt Umber, Ivory or Mars Black, Cadmium Red Hue, and any other colors you may want to use.
Matt Gel Medium, 1” Flat Brush, 2-3 smaller paint brushes (round or flat), Palette knife, Disposable paper palettes or paper plates, Water cup, Paper Towels, 7-10 Individual sheets of decorative scrapbooking paper of various colors, patterns, solids, etc. (These can be purchased at most art/craft stores for about .50 - .75 cents a sheet, but you can also buy a large book of different papers for around $15 - $20.) A minimum of 5 (one for each day) canvases, canvas boards, or painting boards. I recommend around 5" x 7", 8" x 8" & 8" x 10". I suggest having a mix of sizes).

Age Range


Skill Level

All levels welcome.



The class will meet for five days on the dates below. Each day starts with a 90-minute live demonstration session at 10 am ET | 7 am PT | 15:00 UTC and meets again for a 30-min check in at 6 pm ET | 3 pm PT | 23:00 UTC. The first session is on March 8.
(Convert to my time zone)

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

10:00 AM - 6:30 PM EST
Paint, Paper, and Play!
Bradley Wilson

How It Works

Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. Class enrollments may be cancelled for full refund up to five days before the class start date.

Book 1:1 online lessons with Bradley Wilson on their Lessonface profile.

Bradley Wilson

Bradley Wilson


About fifteen years ago I became interested in the idea of painting as an improvised performance. I had grown dissatisfied with making work that was fully conceived at the beginning, worked out through studies and sketches, and then executed onto canvas. Something important was missing. I began to make paintings with no formulated plan. I let the images emerge slowly or quickly out of the painting process itself. I began playing with color, line, texture and shape. I embraced uncertainty as an essential element of creating.

My painting process is fluid and organic. I constantly make changes throughout the creation of a piece. I have no philosophy of paint...

About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

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