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Acrylic Painter's Toolbox

with Rhéni Tauchid
Explore more than 20 essential acrylic techniques! Add inspiring richness and professional quality to your paintings as you plumb the depths of modern acrylic mediums.

Bring your expressive potential to life with amazing acrylic art. Experiment with a variety of acrylic mediums and pigments as you work from a different motif in each lesson. Learn essential glazing, drybrush and impasto techniques for paintings that convey depth and possess roundness of color. Achieve rich textures with mediums and grounds, including nepheline gel and iridescent copper for shimmering light effects. Use mixed-media techniques that are ideal for building vibrant surfaces and rendering floral techniques, including stenciling, scumbling and color washing.You’ll even explore layering techniques using medium, to achieve translucent paint layers that recall classical oil paintings! After this class, you’ll have the skills you need to confidently create inspiring acrylic art that is cutting edge and utterly beautiful.

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Learn about the various projects and techniques you'll cover in class as you meet your instructor, Canadian artist and acrylic consultant Rhéni Tauchid.


Lesson 2. Direct Painting


Lesson 3. Indirect Painting, Part One


Lesson 4. Indirect Painting, Part Two


Lesson 5. Impasto & Acrylic, Part One


Lesson 6. Impasto & Acrylic, Part Two


Lesson 7. Mixed Media With Bling

"Whether you are new to acrylics or something of an old hand, these lessons will definitely provide several 'a-ha' moments. The explanations of the different mediums is especially helpful as the plethora of them available can be daunting. Perhaps the best take-away lesson from the entire course is to have fun experimenting, let go of the idea of having to create a 'perfect' picture and just play! Very well paced and easy to follow, I am sure I will refer back to this course repeatedly."
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