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ONLINE CLASS - CORE Painting Program - Comprehensive Acrylic Painting Course - 27 Art Studies

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ONLINE CLASS - CORE Painting Program - Comprehensive Acrylic Painting Course - 27 Art Studies

THE CORE Painting Program

Discover the Secrets of Acrylic Painting

Online Painting Classes


This is a step by step ACRYLIC PAINTING COURSE for those wanting to learn the nuts and bolts of LEARNING TO PAINT.

  • Our comprehensive course will teach you how to paint. 
  • Learn the primary concepts of art theory, craftsmanship, and standard painting techniques.

Each one of the 27 paintings in THE CORE program is designed to teach more than a whole semester in traditional art school.


            The CORE Makes Learning Easy

     Learning is Broken Into Bite Size Pieces

  • 27 painting lessons are completed during the course. (See some examples below) as students work on building foundation skills.
  • Videos and written lessons provide the student with support materials they can access at any time. We provide Unlimited classroom access.
  • Students gain a great sense of accomplishment with each new painting experience.

  • The instructors are here to hold your hand if and when needed, and students get unlimited teacher support.                    

  • There are classroom forums where questions and answers are shared between students and the  nine instructors. Feedback is very important. This helps you know that you are on the right track. If there are any issues or challenges, these Q & A’s forums help clarify anything that might not be completely clear to you.

  • Class videos are detailed, teachers explain the concepts and help you apply what you have learned with the help of graphics an step by step written lessons.




  • Craftsmanship - Artist’s Tools & Supplies

  • Surface Preparation

  • Value Relative to Composition & Light

  • 3-Dimensional Form - Value Relative to Creating 3-Dimensional Form

  • Painting Techniques & Brushwork - Blending

  • Basic Color Theory

  • Learn About Color Temperature in landscape painting

  • Learn About Color Intensity & How It Is Controlled

  • Discover Tonal Keys - High, Medium, & Low Key (Light & Dark) Painting Backgrounds

  • Working with Tonal Under Paintings for Still Life Compositions

  • Working with Light Source

  • Direct & Indirect Painting Methods for Landscape Painting

  • Introduction to Shadows & Perspective

  • The Basics of Historical Decorative Painting - Learn Traditional Stroke Work 





“The video instruction is very professional and the classroom forums provide a friendly, interactive student/teacher community.”



“THE CORE covers the most important fundamentals of painting to be able to learn, develop, and become confident as an artist. The material is comprehensive and presented step by step.”



Students have unlimited access to this course - No time restrictions.  The student can access the website, classroom, and a wealth of resources on their own day-to-day schedule.  Not to mention, this course comes at an affordable cost to all.


OPTIONAL - The CORE Painting Program is also offered in two parts. Students can sign up for the Core Part One and at a later date take Core Part Two...

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  • 5
    Core Comprehensive Painting Leasons

    Posted by Sandy Pourciaux on 23rd Aug 2019

    It is exciting to find a program that you can learn at your own pace without leaving the comfort of your home. Kudos to the amazing teachers of this progam for realizing the needs of new artists, as well as those who have some experience but craved an all in one comprehensive program to expand on their own talents. One cannot put a price on the talent and knowledge that these artists/teachers are willing to share through this program. I recommend this course highly and I am thrilled I found them.

  • 5
    Awesome and very educational!

    Posted by Judith Tyni on 7th Sep 2013

    I am just getting started with this program and love it!
    Nothing is left out, all the info you will ever need to learn how to perfect yourself in painting with acrylics is right here.
    Also love the Traditions paints and mediums, really makes it easy to acrylic paint!

  • 5
    I wish I found this 20 years ago!

    Posted by Judy -USA. on 14th Jan 2013

    I cannot explain the difference this class has made in my life. For the first time I feel like I am learning to paint like a real artist. I have looked and looked for a class like this with all the teacher support and finally found it with this. The content is exceptionally well presented and the instruction is excellent. thank you AAO for filling my dream.

  • 5
    AMAZING COURSE!!!!!!!!

    Posted by NA - Australia on 1st Nov 2012

    I have been looking for something like this for years. Not even in formal art school did I learn so much about painting. The teachers are so helpful and sharing. I am really enjoying this style of learning.

  • 5
    Its the best!

    Posted by Ontario Canada on 31st Dec 2010

    This is the most well thought out and delivered art course I've ever taken. It covers the most important fundamentals of painting. I've been painting for several years, but needed a course like this to give me what I was missing. Its all coming together for me. Bravo to the developers!

  • 5
    Better than a college course in art!!!!!!!!

    Posted by An excited learner from Montreal Canada on 31st Dec 2010

    I took college courses in art and I learned more in the first blocks of THIS course than I did in formal college. The material is amazing, the knowledge of the instructors and how it is presented is outstanding!!! The videos are very professional and there is immediate help when it is needed. I give this course 10 stars!

  • 5

    Posted by H.Tulip on 8th Dec 2010

    Having completed Tier 1, I was very eager to start Tier 2,..WOW.. No disappointment here !! What i love most is that i can access the site to suit my schedule,i paint when i want to and the teachers are always there to review my work..There is a wealth of materials to download and keep too..WELL done ladies of Traditions School..

  • 5
    Super Stars

    Posted by SusanE on 7th Dec 2010

    I began of course with Tier 1 last year. Wow what a journey. Loved working through all 10 blocks. Learned so much even though I am already a painter/teacher, I find this educational venu to be stellar. Now in tier 2, the knoweledge is still comming through these wonderful teachers at a tremendous rate. I get so excited to finish each block and move on. Whenever there is a problem for anyone, I've seen the response to be super. The help comes not only form these teachers, but the many others who are involved in the course as well.If you wish to learn art, this vehical is your best. Traditions paints, school and staff are just Super Stars.

  • 5
    Beyond my expectations!

    Posted by Unknown on 7th Dec 2010

    If anyone is serious about learning, Tier Two - Core is all about teaching the foundation of what every artist needs to know. Just fabulous. I'm only 10% into this level and have already gotten my monies worth.

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