Course: The Ultimate Acrylic Painting Course

The Ultimate Acrylic Painting Course

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  • Certificate on Completion
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  • Self-Paced
About this Course

This course has it all! From Your First Brushstroke to Your Ultimate Masterpiece! One course - All aspects of acrylic.

Anyone can master acrylic painting with the right skills! In this all-inclusive acrylic painting course, you will learn to achieve a wide range of painting techniques. Gain confidence to create any painting effect, style and image you desire!

Learn from the nation’s foremost acrylic expert and international best-selling author of acrylic painting books, including Acrylic Revolution. As a bonus gift, Instructor Nancy Reyner includes four Ebooks at no additional cost with this course. This is a $95 value if purchased separately.

Nancy's professional and easy-to-follow videos show you all the ways to use acrylic - from traditional painting methods such as glazing, stippling, color mixing and dry brushing, as well as NEW contemporary methods such as flinging, pouring, sanding, layering, and hundreds more painting tips to get successful results.

This course can be used in two ways; a do-it-yourself course AND a reference guide. Follow each video in order like a workshop. Use it again and again as a handy resource guide to quickly access acrylic techniques whenever you need to.

Please note this course also includes two other courses offered on Simpliv by this same instructor: New & Easy Color Mixing for Painters, and How to GoldLeaf & Acrylic Painting Ideas Over Gold Leaf.

Basic knowledge
  • No previous art or painting experience is required. You will need basic painting tools to start, such as brushes, surfaces and paints. Please know the first lecture gives advice and recommendations on supplies. This course covers all aspects of painting with acrylic. All levels of painters will benefit, regardless of the style - realistic or abstract. The course begins with important basics, then continues to increase technical skills for intermediate and advanced painting with acrylic
What you will learn
  • Learn the broad range of acrylic painting in depth - how to use acrylic in multiple ways, optimal set up and preparation, best supplies to have and secret tricks to obtain special effects. Save money knowing what to purchase and how to use it without waste. Learn the wide range acrylic can offer to create any effect with any style. Traditional techniques include glazing, dry brush, blending, color mixing as well as contemporary effects such as pouring, sanding, layering
Number of Lectures: 31
Total Duration: 11:37:36
Ultimate Acrylic Painting Course
  • Full List of Course Contents  

    Download the resource with this first course listing, and print it out for easy access. It lists all the course contents: 30 videos, 4 ebooks, and related documents.

  • Lecture 1 - Introduction  

    Information about this course; Optimal approaches for learning with this course; Supplies needed for acrylic painting

  • Lecture 2 - Acrylic Paint: A Whole New World  

    Learning basic acrylic properties; Defining acrylic terms; Advantages of using acrylic paint; Ranges of possibilities and effects with acrylic

  • Lecture 3 - Paint Viscosities  

    Explore the idea of paint viscosity; Comparing different acrylic paint lines: Heavy Body, Fluid, High Flow

  • Lecture 4 - Exploring Acrylic Binders  
  • Lecture 5 - Acrylic is the Inventor’s Toolbox  

    How to use the various acrylic binders to customize your paint & surfaces; Being creative by combining paint and binders for special techniques and effects

  • Lecture 6 - Classic-Style Painting with Acrylic  

    Using acrylic to paint in a classic style, similar to oil painting

  • Lecture 7 - Oil Effects with Acrylic  

    Intensifying color with refraction, and other ways to enhance color; More tips to imitate oil paint effects with acrylic

  • Lecture 8 - Perfect Color Mixing  

    Learn to mix colors perfectly; Create optimal color palettes; General color theory

  • Lecture 9 - Surface Appeal  

    Create custom painting surfaces by using acrylic products to change the surface absorbency and texture

  • Lecture 10 - Pigment & Paints  
  • Lecture 11 - Amazing Watercolor Effects with Acrylic  

     Imitate watercolor effects using acrylic; Create special effects by pouring color washes

  • Lecture 12 - The Truth About Over-Watered Acrylics  

     Tips on diluting acrylic with water to create color washes and other interesting effects

  • Lecture 13 - How to Make Acrylic Dry Slower  

     Explore methods to slow down the drying times of acrylic paint

  • Lecture 14 - Blending & Soft Edges  

     Learn to blend acrylic paint to create soft edges and color gradations

  • Lecture 15 - Transparency & Glazing  

    Learn how to use glazes and other transparent applications; Special demonstration for painting waves & clouds

  • Lecture 16 - Layering  

    Learn wet-in-wet techniques; Textural layering; Overlaying pastes to correct and change areas; Using sheens to enhance spatial depth

  • Lecture 17 - How to Make Acrylic Dry Faster  

    How to customize your paints so they dry fast; Choose the best surfaces for a faster working time

  • Lecture 18 - Acrylic Painting Made Easier  

    Exploring several helpful tips to make acrylic painting easier

  • Lecture 19 - Pouring Acrylic, Part I  

    Understanding what pouring techniques can do; Cell pouring; Ideas about pigment weights for pouring. (see pdf document included)

  • Lecture 20 - Pouring Acrylic, Part II  

    More pouring ideas; How to achieve marbleized paint effects; How to choose the best pouring mediums

  • Lecture 21 - Translucency & Atmospheric Veiling  

    Imitating wax or encaustic effects with acrylic paint; Enhancing the illusion of spatial depth in your image; Using the technique of sanding paint layers for special effects

  • Lecture 22 - Reflective Paints  

    Learn how to use reflective paints, such as the Interference and Iridescent paints; Create an interesting metallic drawing surface

  • Lecture 23 - How to Save Money  

    Find ways to save money including tips on purchasing supplies, reducing waste with supplies, and tips for reviving dried paint

  • Lecture 24 - Mixed Media & Collage  

    How to glue paper & objects with acrylic; Using the new process called Digital Mixed Media which combines photography with drawing, printing & paint; Creating acrylic skins; Collage tips using mixed materials; Achieving clean hard edges with taping

  • Lecture 25 - Acrylic & Gold Leaf  

    Easily apply gold leaf to any surface, AND explore the best acrylic painting techniques to combine with leaf for exciting images

  • Lecture 26 - Important Preparation Steps  

    Learn how to make your painting last a long time by using archival processes in the early stages of creating your painting, including stain sealing, priming with gesso, and selecting lightfast colors

    (see pdf document included)

  • Lecture 27 - Important Finishing Steps  

    Learn more ways to make your painting last longer by using archival processes in the final stages of creating your painting, including applying a finishing coat, using isolation coats, final varnishing with UV protection, good storage and shipping methods

  • Lecture 28 - Care & Cleaning of Your Brushes  

    Learn good practices for cleaning and storing your brushes to keep them looking their best for a long time

  • Lecture 29 - Pulling it All Together  

    A full demonstration taking one painting from start to finish, including many of the techniques in this course. This demonstration combines ten different layers all in one painting, using a different technique for each layer. Also included are preparation and finishing processes.

  • Lecture 30 - Conclusion  

    Final words from your instructor for the conclusion of this course

Reviews (1)
3 months before
I have been painting with acrylic for several years and am AMAZED at how much new information is in this course! I LOVED it! i only wish I had found out about this course earlier, before I paid for other courses that only covered a sliver of what this contains. A real bonus is that once you finish the course you can keep using all the videos as a reference resource, because the instructor labeled all the videos with an index of techniques. Instructor is fun and engaging, and has a real talent for explaining things clearly and simply. The course was well done, very professional, super informative and also interesting. I am now totally motivated to paint because for the very first time, I UNDERSTAND the products, the effects, and the many possibilities acrylic offers. Best money spent on a painting course.