Introduction to Acrylic Painting

This course 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.

Using acrylic paint, the course will 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.

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

Required supplies:

  • One canvas paper pad

  • Titanium White and Ivory Black paint

  • Disposable Palette Pad

  • Palette knife

  • Golden Open Acrylic Medium (Matt) 8 oz.

  • Princeton Acrylic and Oil Brush Set Preferred or ½ inch, 1 inch and 2-inch flat brush, #2 and #6 Round Brush

  • One Flat Mottler 25 mm brush for background painting