Online Class

Acrylic Landscapes Close to Home


Find inspiration in the world around you—paint dazzling landscapes from photos of your neighborhood with the help of acrylic artist Susan Stillman.

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Susan Stillman
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Glimpse into the mind of an experienced artist and discover how her inspiration is photographed and translated into beautiful, jewel-like acrylic paintings. Capture spatial depth using atmospheric perspective, achieve the varieties of green in nearby foliage and create a landscape glowing with warm light. You don't need to travel to exotic locales for landscape inspiration—combine artistic vision and Stillman's acrylic painting techniques to create landscape paintings of your own neighborhood.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Painting With Acrylic
Meet Susan Stillman and learn about the tools used in this class.
2. Composing a Landscape
3. Preparing to Paint
4. Blocking In Color
5. The Many Varieties of Green
6. Refining Colors and Details
7. Developing the Focal Point
8. Finishing Touches

Taught by

Susan Stillman
Susan Stillman
Susan Stillman holds a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from Brooklyn College. She also spent a year in Rome studying painting. She has been a member of the faculty of Parsons School of Design since 1983. Since 1978, her work has been published in hundreds of magazines, newspapers, posters and books.
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