The Acrylic Painting Academy: Get started with acrylics.

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This course features:
4 Hours of Instruction
15 Videos
14 eBooks
30 Day Money Back Guarantee

About this Course

"The Acrylic Painting Academy" is a comprehensive painting course designed to guide absolute beginners to a level of producing professional quality acrylic paintings through concise and “easy to digest” modules that include videos and Ebooks. Designed for beginners, this course lays the foundation required for success with acrylics and painting in general.

What You'll Learn:

  • The basic materials, tools, and surfaces for painting with acrylics.
  • How to mix and apply values of a color to create the illusion of light and form within a scene.
  • How to stretch and prepare your own canvas for painting.
  • Learn the process of transferring images to a canvas and painting directly (Alla Prima) by mixing colors as they are observed.
  • How to apply layers of color applications to finish a painting that accurately communicates the subject through direct painting.
  • The basics of color theory and how to mix colors accurately.
  • How to apply color theory in your paintings to create harmonious works.
  • How to use acrylic fluid and gel mediums to enhance the versatility of the medium.
  • How to develop a painting completely made up of neutral values (Grisaille) to establish the tonal range.
  • How to create and apply translucent glazes of color over an underpainting to develop the colors within a scene.
  • How to apply thick Impasto applications of color with painting knives.
  • Strategies for creating successful abstract and non-objective acrylic paintings.

Course Curriculum


Not all of us prefer to learn from watching videos. Some of us prefer to learn from books as well as videos, so ebooks are included as well. This course has been developed to accelerate learning by teaching to many different learning styles. Each course module includes an illustrated ebook that corresponds with the video. Every step and concept is clearly illustrated and described in each ebook.

What Students Say

"Thank you for a very informative and enjoyable course! I also like your concluding comments on the joy of practicing. I have been inspired to continue learning and practicing!" -Mark

"Thanks so much for another fantastic, well explained, easy to digest course!!! You are a wonderful teacher!" -Marina

"Thank you so much for creating this course; I’ve learned a lot. Your encouraging conclusion was appreciated as well. I hope to be able to use many of the lessons here!" -Lori

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