Basic Acrylic Painting

Basic Acrylic Painting


Discover your creative qualities and learn the skills needed to become a fully-fledged artist with this course on Basic Acrylic Painting. Regardless of any previous experience with painting, this expert tuition will take you on a journey from beginner to expert in terms of output and ambition.         

This extremely comprehensive Acrylic Painting tutorial provides expert tuition and step-by-step guidance for all aspects of using acrylic paint as the basis for your artwork. You will be shown how to set up an appropriate workspace, prepare paper and palette, mix colours, clean and maintain brushes, apply textures, realise dimensions, and explore the depth of field in the image. This is the entire learning curve for budding painters at the start of their new passion.  

Whether you are brand-new to the craft or someone who wants to brush up on their existing skills, this is the ideal opportunity to do so. Enrol now and start turning sketches into masterpieces. 

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

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

After successfully completing the course, learners will be able to order an endorsed certificate as proof of their new achievement. Endorsed certificates can be ordered and get delivered to your home by post for only £69. There is an additional £10 postage charge for international students.

CPD Certificate from One Education

After successfully completing the assessment of this course, you will qualify for the CPD Certificate from One Education as proof of your continued expert development. Certificate is available in PDF format, at the cost of £9, or a hard copy can be sent to you via post, at the cost of £15.


This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

In order to ensure the Quality Licensing scheme endorsed and CPD acknowledged certificate, learners need to score at least 60% pass marks on the assessment process. After submitting assignments, our expert tutors will evaluate the assignments and give feedback based on the performance. After passing the assessment, one can apply for a certificate.

Why study this course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring expert or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an acknowledged certificate attesting to your knowledge.

The Basic Acrylic Painting is fully available to anyone, and no previous lessons are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Section 01: Introduction & Setting Your Workspace Up!
Introduction 00:01:00
Setting Up Your Workspace 00:04:00
Workspace – Cleaning Your Glass Palette 00:02:00
Workspace – Substrates 00:02:00
Workspace – Preparing Your Paper 00:04:00
Section 02: Color Mixing
Color Mixing Resources 00:02:00
Color Mixing Part 1 00:06:00
Color Mixing Part 2 00:05:00
Color Mixing Part 3 00:05:00
Section 03: Everything about Brushes
Brushes Part 1 00:05:00
Brushes Part 2 00:06:00
Brushes Part 3 00:05:00
Cleaning & Caring For Your Brushes 00:03:00
Section 04: Texture
Texture Part 1 00:05:00
Texture Part 2 00:06:00
Section 05: Dimension
Dimension Part 1 00:06:00
Dimension Part 2 00:06:00
Dimension Part 3 00:06:00
Dimension Part 4 00:06:00
Dimension Part 5 00:05:00
Section 06: Depth of Field
Depth of Field Part 1 00:06:00
Depth of Field Part 2 00:06:00
Depth of Field Part 3 00:06:00
Depth of Field Part 4 00:06:00
Depth of Field Part 5 00:05:00
Depth of Field Part 6 00:05:00
Section 07: Final Thoughts
Final Thoughts & Class Project 00:01:00
Assignment – Basic Acrylic Painting 2 days, 10 hours
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Order Your Certificate QLS 00:00:00

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