Online Class

Painting Flowers in Acrylic


Paint a stunning floral still life with ease in this FREE class! Learn how to bring color, composition and technique together to create an acrylic work of art.

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What You Get

  • 6 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

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!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Welcome to Your Free Mini-Class!
Overview on how to use your FREE mini-class.
2. Meet Micah Ganske & Get Started
3. Underpainting
4. Blocking In Color
5. Layering Colors
6. Adding Highlights

Taught by

Micah Ganske
Micah Ganske
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 work which inspires and engages the viewer in what I truly believe is important and what drives me.”
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