Find Your Magic with Acrylics

Categories: Acrylics, Art
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About Course

Come have fun with us while learning to paint with acrylics. Learn new skills or fine-tune your present skills. In this course, you will learn about the materials involved in painting with acrylics, including the paint, the brushes, the paper, and more. You also will create two beautiful paintings. Join us for more than three hours of fun!

What Will You Learn?

  • The materials used in acrylic painting
  • Acrylic paint
  • Acrylic brushes
  • Acrylic paper
  • The best materials to use
  • How to use these materials
  • Complete instruction and demonstration for two different paintings

Course Content

Section 1: An Introduction to Acrylics
Here we will give a brief overview of the course.

Getting Acquainted with Acrylic Paint
In this lesson, we will cover various types and brands of paint. We will learn the differences between opaque and transparent paints, how to determine their transparencies, how to use gradations, and how to create an at-a-glance repertoire of paint characteristics for the purpose of helping you in planning your next masterpiece.

Getting to Know Brushes
In this lesson, we will cover a collection of brushes for use with acrylic paint. We will learn about cost, quality, durability, sizes and shapes, helpful products, and care and cleaning. We will also learn about some specialty brushes and when to use them. Acrylics can be rough on brushes, so it is very helpful to know how to preserve them.

Learning About Paper
In this lesson, we will talk about various painting surfaces. We will learn about sizes and weight of paper, canvases and quality, wood and Gesso, paper manufacturers, and textures.

Miscellaneous Materials
In this lesson, we will learn about a lot of fun and helpful miscellaneous items for use in your artwork. 

Section 2: “Golden Afternoon” Painting
In this section, we will be painting a vibrant nature scene called "Golden Afternoon."

Section 3: “Two Peaks at Sunset” Painting
In this session, we are going to create another painting called "Two Peaks at Sunset." So glad you are able to join us. Let's paint!

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