Micah Ganske
Craftsy Instructor

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Ganske was always more interested in pursuing painting than catching waves. Since receiving his MFA from the Yale School of Art, his work has been featured in several high-profile exhibitions, including Miami’s Art Basel. Ganske’s work explores social, environmental and technological themes intended to ignite the imagination; “What is art for the viewer but a catalyst for inspiration?” asks the artist. “I want to make ... Read Full Bio »

Micah's Craftsy Classes


Painting Flowers in Acrylic

Capture nature’s brilliance on canvas with guidance from expert Micah Ganske! Working from a beautifully photographed bouquet, you’ll create a monochromatic sketch using loose brushstrokes and light washes. Then, bring each flower to life by blocking in petal shapes, refining the light and dark areas of the composition, and mixing and layering colors. Plus, add luminous warmth with highlights and glazes for a heightened sense of realism. Discover essential techniques applicable to every painting, and create a fantastic floral masterpiece in the process!



Narrative Portraiture: Painting in Acrylic

Join artist Micah Ganske and learn expert tips for painting portraits in acrylic. Whether you're new to the medium or a veteran painter, you'll build the skills to create compelling likenesses that tell a story about your subject. You'll start with the basics of choosing a photo, transferring the image to canvas and building a portrait with glazes. Ganske explains the many layers of acrylic in an intimate environment as he demonstrates how to build a painting from the underpainting to the finishing touches. With a crisp, over-the-shoulder view of Ganske's work, you'll gain thorough insight into how an accomplished painter moves and constructs an image.

$19.99 $39.99

Micah's Projects

Pictures Last Longer
The Full Picture
View all Projects (6) »

Micah's Blog