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CORE Part One: A Comprehensive Acrylic Painting Course - There 14 Art studies In Part One

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Get Instant Access To A College Level Art Training, At A Small Fraction Of The Price

the-core-pt-1.jpgTHE CORE Part One - ACRYLIC PAINTING COURSE

THE CORE (PART 1) is a progressive painting program for both beginner and experienced artists.  This course expertly explains the primary concepts of art theory, painting techniques, and craftsmanship in as little as 14 interactive painting lessons.  Each lesson is progressive and extremely comprehensive, allowing students to create a solid foundation and personal artistic style.  THE CORE (PART 1) teaches through technical & mechanical concepts needed for learning to paint.

Learning to paint is a process that develops over time. THE CORE (PART 1) speeds up that process & will help you move toward a lifelong love of painting.

We recommend students who want to build their artistic skill set start here.  Each 1 of the 14 studies in THE CORE (PART 1) curriculum has been designed to teach you more than a semester in traditional art school.


NOTE: This painting program is taught using Traditions Artists Acrylics - These are professional grade pure pigments.



“I have learned more in this course than in a year of art school. This is the resource that I send people to when they want to start painting.”


“Each painting exercise is taught in a methodical, step by step manner, to make it practical for new & experienced art students to grasp & understand the practical application of painting.”



Students can access the website, classroom, and AAO’s wealth of resources on their own day-to-day schedule.  Not to mention, this course comes at an affordable cost to all.  Extensions to this course are also available at the low price of $15/month after the first 6 months.





  • Class: Craftsmanship - Artists tools and supplies
  • Class: Surface Preparation
  • Discover and Learn How to Control Light In a Composition...Teacher Sue Pruett will demonstrate and help you through this portion of the course.
  • Class: Value and Notan relative to composition and light.  
  • Class: Indirect Painting Method - Wet On Wet Blending Method (Red Anjou Pear).  Instructor: Gaby Hunter
  • Class: Direct & Indirect Painting Method - Base Coat & Side Load Blending Method (Pink Tulip).  Instructor: Connie Clark
  • Class: Indirect Painting Method - Along the Kings River (Part 1, 2, 3).  Instructor: Linda Wise
  • Class:  Indirect Painting Method - Block & Blend Blending Method (Green Pepper).  Instructor: Susan Abdella
  • Class: Direct Painting Method - Cottage In A Cornfield after John Constable, 1817 Instructor: Neadeen Masters   



  • Craftsmanship - Artist's Tools & Supplies
  • Surface Preparation (Glass, Canvas, Wood, Tile, Ceramic, Tin, Etc.)
  • Value & Notan Relative to Composition
  • Understanding Color Value
  • Learn to Paint a Greyscale
  • 3-Dimensional Form - Value Relative to Creating 3-Dimensional Form
  • Painting Techniques & Brushwork - Blending Methods - Painting Flowers & Fruit
  • Basic Color Theory
  • Color Schemes
  • Painting Keys - High, Medium, & Low Key Painting
  • Working with Tonal Underpaintings - Creating a Still Life Composition
  • Direct & Indirect Painting Methods - Painting Landscapes



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  1. Just got Core 1!!!!!

    Posted by jeannine vaillancourt on 1st May 2014

    I have been reviewing my new online adventure, I know that I will have fun going through all this info. Painting is my pleasure and this course will help me become a great painter plus, I will get a certificate after I am finished. There is lots to learn in the Core1 online course.

  2. Great course!

    Posted by Uk on 30th Jan 2013

    Best money I have ever spent. I am learning so much. Taken so many other classes and nothing compares to the range of information and the teacher support is always there. Happy, happy,happy!

  3. The best

    Posted by California artist on 26th Dec 2012

    I highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn how to paint. This class will cover everything you need to learn. It has opened up a new world to me, I have gained so much confidence.

  4. Great Painting lessons for Beginner Artist

    Posted by Florida student on 4th Dec 2012

    I highly reccommend this course. It has the best painting lessons for the beginner artist. I had the pleasure of taking this painting course when it was first introduced and it is the best thing I ever did for my own painting advancement. It is easy to paint with the teachers 'cause they are helpful and make you feel at ease. Learning to paint is not scary when you have good teachers helping explain everything so you don't feel afraid to try. I was always afraid. Not any more.I like the way the course is set up and the painting instruction is step by step.

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