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Acrylic paints are extremely versatile, quick-drying, and one of the most desirable types of paint used by many professionals in the art world. From mastering the techniques to transforming your idea into an exhibited piece of art, there is much to learn about acrylic painting. In this acrylic painting course, you will explore a step-by-step, comprehensive guide for beginners, as well as essential supplies you need to paint with acrylics.

Learn what it takes to get started with acrylic paints, including how to plan a painting composition and proceed in the painting process. Explore the benefits of using acrylic paints and learn a variety of techniques you can achieve with acrylics.

This beginner-level course is led by a professional artist, who will reveal how to master the key acrylic painting techniques that every artist should know, explaining everything from mixing and misting to helping you to get used to working with this wonderfully versatile and rewarding medium. 

Highlights of the Acrylic Painting Course :

  • Gain core painting knowledge you need to get started with acrylics
  • Discover what acrylic materials you need to purchase as a beginner
  • Understand how to prepare yourself for acrylic painting, including textures, colours and consistencies of acrylics
  • Broaden your understanding of colour, value and composition in no time
  • Discover various ways of using acrylics for art and painting, and how to cover up mistakes 
  • Learn how to paint different subjects, from realistic to expressive, with acrylics
  • Gain sufficient knowledge of the key brush shapes that will be useful in your journey into acrylic painting
  • Explore how to mix acrylic paints, and what you can do to stop acrylics from drying out
  • Discover easy acrylic painting ideas for beginners that are easy to follow

Course Design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Who is This Acrylic Painting Course for?

This Acrylic Painting Course is ideal for entry-level painters or absolute beginners with no or little knowledge of acrylic painting. This course is also perfect for anyone who would like to learn what actually is needed to start painting with acrylics right away. There are no learning requirements or formal degrees necessary to begin this course, and it can be studied on a full-time or part-time basis.

How is the course assessed?

To successfully complete the course you must pass an automated, multiple-choice assessment. The assessment is delivered through our online learning platform. You will receive the results of your assessment immediately upon completion.

Will I Receive a Certificate of Completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised certificate and you can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at a cost of £9 and Hardcopy Certificate for £15.


The Acrylic Painting Course is open to all, with no formal entry requirements. All you need is a passion for learning, a good understanding of the English language, numeracy and IT, and to be over the age of 16.

Career Path

Upon successful completion, learners will be equipped with all the essential knowledge to work with acrylics more confidently and effortlessly, as well as paint a variety of subjects from simple to complex. 

Course Curriculum

Promo 00:02:00
Introduction 00:03:00
Download Your Workbook 00:01:00
Acrylic Materials 00:04:00
The Stay Wet Palette 00:06:00
Painting Supports 00:05:00
Make Canvas Panels 00:04:00
Acrylic Medium 00:05:00
Painting Preparation
Composition 00:11:00
Perspective 00:15:00
The Nature of Acrylic Color 00:14:00
Color Relationships 00:14:00
Understand Color Temperature 00:04:00
Value Structure to Your Painting
Introduction to Values and Notan 00:09:00
Painting Demonstration: The Lane 00:06:00
The Lane Painting Demonstration Part 2 00:08:00
The Lane Painting Demonstration Conclusion 00:09:00
How to Assess a Subject for Painting
20 acrylics apple 1 00:15:00
The Dune Painting and Color Relationships
Introduction 00:02:00
Dune Shadow Painting Demonstration 00:04:00
Dune Shadow Part 2: Develop the Shapes 00:06:00
Dune Shadow Part 3 00:11:00
Dune Shadow Conclusion 00:07:00
The Expressive Landscape Painting
Introduction to Expressive Landscape Painting 00:06:00
Expressive Landscape Part 1 00:08:00
Expressive Landscape Part 2 00:04:00
Expressive Landscape Conclusion 00:04:00
A Contemporary Approach
Contemporary Landscape Demonstration 00:06:00
Part 2: Contemporary Approach Demonstration 00:05:00
Bonus Demonstration: Sheep in the Meadow
Introduction to Painting Demonstration 00:04:00
Sheep in the Meadow Part 1 00:07:00
Sheep in the Meadow Part 2 00:12:00
Sheep in the Meadow Part 3 00:12:00
Painting Assessment: Sheep in the Meadow 00:06:00
Conclusion 00:02:00
  • 1 year
  • Number of Units35
  • Number of Quizzes0
  • 4 hours, 1 minute

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