Online Class

Acrylic Painting: Basics & Beyond

$24.99$39.99

Jump-start your artistic journey with step-by-step guidance from blank canvas to acrylic work of art!

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Q&A in our virtual classroom with fellow crafters and makers
  • 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

Discover the essential techniques you need to paint confidently with acrylics! Experienced instructor Michael Lynne walks you through setting up your palette and introduces you to the colorful world of tints, tones and shades. Learn to recognize and recreate value shifts to depict light and form, and develop your painting skills with fun cube studies. Use a simple block-in method to sketch your first still life, and create a sense of space and dimension with cast shadows and highlights. Find out how to incorporate perspective and color theory into a landscape painting, and add depth and luminous warmth with acrylic washes and glazes. Discover essential acrylic tips and techniques and become a better artist today!

Lesson Breakdown

1. The Basics
10:23
Meet your instructor, fine art instructor Michael Lynne. Set up a workspace with Lynne's tips for preparing a limited nine-color palette, creating transparent, translucent and opaque washes, and identifying and mixing the values and hues that you want to work with.
2. The Cube Effect & Gradation
16:43
3. Simple Monochromatic Still Life
11:11
4. Color
10:08
5. Color Still Life
33:33
6. Aerial Perspective & Glazing
11:44
7. Painting a Landscape From a Photo
22:44

Taught by

Michael Lynne
Michael Lynne
Michael Lynne grew up drawing and painting, and his passion for art became his career. He received his BFA and Master of Science in teaching from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and spent more than 30 years teaching at his local high school. Michael also shared his passion for the arts with students by teaching at SUNY Oswego and on Craftsy.
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