Introduction to Acrylic Painting
This online class is designed to develop the basic techniques to work with acrylic paints. Through experimentation on various mediums with different brands of acrylic paints, students will learn about the advantages and limitations of using acrylic paint and also how to overcome the common challenges. Students will also learn the differences between acrylic and oil painting.
This class will also focus on basic techniques in painting, such as, coloring, blending, mixing, layering, brush types, stroke quality, surfaces making and color preservation. Basic knowledge of drawing and sketching would be beneficial but not mandatory.
This is an online class hosted through Zoom. We recommend that you download the free Zoom application on your computer, phone, or tablet in advance of the first class. Within 48 hours of registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the course via Zoom. The same link will be used each week.
What you will learn:
Basic techniques of acrylic painting
Advantages and limitations of acrylic paints
Application on different mediums and associated techniques
Blending, layering, mixing and color preservation
Color theory and texture development
Supplies for the first class:
Titanium white (at least 8.5 oz). The following colors can be 2 oz: cadmium yellow medium (hue is ok), cadmium red medium (hue is ok), burnt sienna, raw umber, permanent green, prussian blue, ultramarine blue, mars or carbon black
Paper palette or plastic palette
Matte medium (at least 8 oz)
9”x 12” pre-stretched canvases or canvas boards (4 quantity) OR 9”x 12” watercolor pad
½ inch, 1 inch and 2-inch bright acrylic brushes
#2 and #6 round acrylic brushes
Blue painter’s tape
Container (for water and to clean brushes)
Apron or smock
Pack of vinyl gloves