DVD Class

Acrylic Painter's Toolbox (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0118Q


Bring your expressive potential to life with amazing acrylic art.

Experiment with a variety of acrylic mediums and pigments as you work from a different motif in each lesson. Learn essential glazing, drybrush, and impasto techniques for paintings that convey depth and possess roundness of color. Achieve rich textures with mediums and grounds, including nepheline gel and iridescent copper for shimmering light effects. Use mixed-media techniques that are ideal for building vibrant surfaces and rendering floral techniques, including stenciling, scumbling, and color washing. You’ll even explore layering techniques using medium, to achieve translucent paint layers that recall classical oil paintings! After this class, you’ll have the skills you need to confidently create inspiring acrylic art that is cutting edge and utterly beautiful.

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

Introduction (2:45)
Learn about the various projects and techniques you’ll cover in class as you meet your instructor, Canadian artist and acrylic consultant Rhéni Tauchid.

Direct Painting (43:50)
Dive into an introduction of direct painting techniques as Tauchid walks you through the steps to create a beautiful still life. Overcome any hesitation about familiarizing (or re-familiarizing) yourself with acrylics as you loosely lay in your objects and background, adding mass, roundness, highlights and depth as you go.

Indirect Painting, Part One (27:19)
Discover the joys of indirect painting techniques with Tauchid’s expert tips along the way. Work with washes to build up layers of gorgeous color in your underpainting, revealing lush undertones and complex color relationships as you go.

Indirect Painting, Part Two (35:10)
Taking the flower underpainting you created in Lesson 3, you’ll move on to adding glaze layers with the use of new mediums. You’ll learn how to choose between opaque, transparent and semi-opaque glazes to obtain the hues and effects that you desire. Tauchid also illustrates ways to determine how your mediums will change when they’re dry, as well as how to add a new drybrush layer on top of your glazes.

Impasto & Acrylic, Part One (26:30)
Create dramatic, varied textures as you indulge your creative side with the impasto technique. Using high-viscosity paints and liquid mediums, you’ll lay in the sky and ground of an alluring abstract landscape. Tauchid shows you how to work with unusual surfaces, create a wide variety of hues and bring your art up off the page (or board) with chunky textures.

Mixed Media With Bling (39:56)
Bring multiple textures and aesthetics together as you use stencils, paint, charcoal, polymer medium and more. You’ll love working with dimension and texture in new ways as you celebrate the endless creative possibilities of this unique, eye-popping style.

Your Instructor

Rhéni Tauchid

Rhéni Tauchid is a renowned artist, sought-after instructor and published author. Her work references color-field painting and abstract landscape forms. In addition to her studio practice in Kingston, Ontario Canada, she is a materials consultant and Director of the Tri-Art Acrylic Education Program. She has also authored two books, The New Acrylics, and its sequel, New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook.

Bonus Materials

Acrylic Painter's Toolbox - Supplies and Resources


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

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How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
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Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
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Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
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Do your DVDs work on international players?
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What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.