Online Class

Painting Wildlife: Acrylic & Mixed Media

$24.99$39.99

Learn mixed media techniques to bring the beauty of wildlife to your canvas!

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sharlena Wood

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

Paint vivid, lifelike animals as award-winning artist Sharlena Wood guides you through a variety of accessible acrylic, charcoal and pastel techniques. Discover how to render accurate proportions, build dimensional form and convey drama as you create your own unique wildlife images. Learn to depict distinctive fur and feather textures using wet and dry media, and enhance your work with luminous highlights. Integrate textural medium with delicate acrylic washes for captivating contrast, and bring expressive energy to your creations with Sharlena’s tips for painting realistic animal eyes and features. Bring the power and excitement of wildlife to your easel with essential mixed media skills!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Mixed Media Painting & Drawing
21:47
Meet your instructor, artist and art educator Sharlena Wood, as you kick off the class with Sharlena's favorite techniques for mixed media. Discover various uses for acrylic paints and how to pair them with other materials like pastels, matte medium and more to create dynamic, textural works. Practice combining different mediums by starting with a simple feather project.
2. Reference, Composition & Texture
28:22
3. Layers of Fur
20:29
4. Expression With Interference Colors
28:10
5. Fearless Acrylic Ground
20:42
6. The Illusion of Realism
23:32
7. Feathers & Finishing
22:48

Taught by

Sharlena Wood
Sharlena Wood
Sharlena is a visual artist and art educator whose work has been published, commissioned and privately collected. Her “Endangered Animals” series has recently been featured by the David Suzuki Foundation. In 2004, Sharlena developed an art school for Curry's Art Supplies in Toronto. She went on to work at TriArt Acrylics, where she was an art products specialist and educator, lecturing and presenting at art trade shows throughout the US and Canada. She's also the founder of Shared Palette — a unique interactive art entertainment venture.
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