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The Acrylics Painting Essentials course will teach you fundamental techniques that apply to any subject matter you choose to paint - things like colour mixing, tonal value and dry brush work. Many of the lessons in our other acrylics courses will assume you know the basics to save on repetition.

LEVEL: beginner


Section 1 - Materials & Set Up

Lesson 1 - A Guide To Acrylic Paints
Lesson 2 - Recommended Brushes for Acrylic Painting
Lesson 3 - Using & Making a Palette for Acrylics
Lesson 4 - Acrylic Painting Surfaces Explained
Lesson 5 - Essential Extras for the Acrylic Painter
Lesson 6 - A Quick Guide to Easels
Lesson 7 - Acrylic Paint Mediums & Additives
Lesson 8 - Tinting & Priming Your Painting Surface
Lesson 9 - Cleaning & Storing Your Brushes

Section 2 - The Basic Techniques

Lesson 1 - Activating Acrylic Paint to Various Consistencies
Lesson 2 - Mixing on Your Palette vs the Surface
Lesson 3 - Brushstrokes & Making Marks
Lesson 4 - Printing & Palette Knife Use
Lesson 5 - Creating Layers of Acrylic Paint
Lesson 6 - Blending Techniques for Acrylics

Section 3 - Working With Colour

Lesson 1 - The Colour Wheel Made Easy
Lesson 2 - Hues, Tints, Shades & Tones
Lesson 3 - Colour Mixing With Acrylics
Lesson 4 - The Importance of Tonal Value
Lesson 5 - All About Ariel Perspective

Section 4 - Bringing It Together

Lesson 1 - Acrylic Monochrome Exercise
Lesson 2 - The Value of a Tonal Sketch
Lesson 3 - Acrylic Painting Watercolour Style
Lesson 4 - Acrylic Painting Impasto Style
Lesson 5 - Acrylic Painting Oils Style

Section 5 - Other Techniques

Lesson 1 - Glazing & Scumbling
Lesson 2 - Scratching Out
Lesson 3 - Using Mixed Media
Lesson 4 - Varnishing Your Paintings


Tutor: Bob Davies

Tutor: Bob Davies



Bob is so pragmatic and sensitive to the full range of skills and budgets we students bring to painting. I find his teaching style ideal for the internet course format.  I have learned so much in such little time.


Embracing Joy

What a fabulous lesson Bob!  You make everything seem so simple ... your explanations of how to ... AND why to ... are very easy to understand ... I can almost feel the light bulbs going off in my head when I listen to and watch you.  Thanks for sharing your seemingly bottomless pit of knowledge with the rest of us.


Julie Eley

Thank you Bob! Good introduction with clear instructions useful for moving from watercolour painting to acrylics.  Will be a great help.  Thank you again!

USD: $49.99

USD: $10.00

About GBP £7.00

29 lessons

  RATING:  4.9  (265 votes) 

  RATING: 4.9  (265 votes) 


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