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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

Celestial Galaxy Coasters | Acrylic Painting for Beginners | How to Paint a Galaxy


Craft Kids Painting Visual arts Youth & teens
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This activity runs the duration of Culture Days.



Winnipeg, MB


Free, and accepts optional pay-what-you-may donations for admission.

Offered in English.


In this class we create 4 celestial-themed galaxy coasters using acrylic paint on wooden coasters! You can use them in your home after, or gift them to a friend as a really great prezzie!

If you don't have the coaster blanks you can still create these coasters using mini canvas boards or whatever materials you have at home.

Video Length: 37 min

Class Project Length: 1-2 hours

Skill Level: All levels


- Acrylic paint of your choice (titanium white, mars black, primary colors, medium pink)

- Paint brushes (large flat, medium round, and detail)

- Cup for making a circle, and to mix white paint and water

- Palette (option to use recycled food container lid)

- White pencil crayon (option to use a pencil)

- 4 wooden coaster blanks

- Water jug

- Rags


- White Posca marker

- Liquid varnish and foam brush

- Acrylic glazing gloss

Don't forget to take some process images along the way and share them on social media with your friends and family! Tag me @corijaye on Instagram so I can see what you have created.

Thank you for watching!




Cori Jaye Ettienne

Cori Jaye Ettienne is a multi-talented artist, educator, mentor, and mental health advocate hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her passion for art started at a young age, and she has since developed a unique style of vibrant surrealist and pop-art paintings that convey positive messages to the community.

Cori Jaye's dedication to her craft and her advocacy for mental health have earned her widespread recognition. She has been featured on various media platforms, including CBC and CJOB Radio, Global Television, and numerous podcasts, where she shares her inspiring journey as an artist and emphasizes the importance of following one's dreams.

Leveraging her expertise in Marketing, Graphic Design, and Digital Media, Cori Jaye uses social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube to promote positivity and inspire others. She conducts social media literacy workshops and private mentoring sessions, helping individuals navigate the ever-growing online sector.

In these unprecedented times, Cori Jaye is finding innovative ways to stay connected to her community. She is creating online and in-person classes for the Winnipeg Art Gallery, combining her passion for painting and teaching to provide a valuable and enriching experience for her students.

With her artistic vision and unwavering commitment to spreading positivity and empowering others, Cori Jaye Ettienne is a shining example of the transformative power of art and education.