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For The Beginning Artist & Beyond!
NOTE: The Information contained in this class will get you thinking about color and your art materials in a different manner. This is fundamental information that every artist should know and understand.
When learning to paint with acrylics, especially for the beginning artist, it's always an excellent way to start your artistic journey by learning how to use your paints and mediums correctly. Having a good understanding of the materials artists work with gives the new artist the confidence to make sound decisions regarding the purchasing of painting materials and for selecting mixing colors.
Many artists skip over this step and often find themselves overwhelmed by the choices available for painting supplies, as well as their lack of knowledge about the properties of paints confusing. The benefits to learning this material will help the artist in many ways...with a good understanding of the color wheel and the pigment wheel, the fear of mixing color can be removed and simplified.
This online art class introduces the Beginning Artist to the workings of acrylic paint and the artists pigments they are made with. Knowledge is power, most especially when it comes to color and painting! This is an introductory level class for the artist who wants to build a strong foundation of knowledge regarding painting materials.
Once enrolled in the class, students gain access to the online classroom on our website. Here you will find all the class materials such as the supply list, class videos, lessons and other support materials. As you watch the videos, the teacher helps you prepare for the class, discusses the supplies and begins the creative process. Students follow along with the videos and use the printed text lessons as an extra support for the class. At anytime you can ask for help via email or by asking questions or uploading a photograph of your painting into the class forums. Your teacher is always ready to offer suggestions and give feedback to help you understand the course materials.
This online course is on-going, students may register at any time and work through this self directed short course at their own pace. The course materials in this program are extensive and are dedicated to painting with acrylic paints and mediums and getting the new artist off to a good start by building a strong foundation.
Discover How Color Schemes are Used
Empower Your Color Sense!
When learning to paint, creating color harmonies, and selecting colors that 'go together' are often huge challenges for the beginning artist. Learning about color schemes and how they are used in painting will help you see colors that are pleasing to the eye. This results in successful paintings and as well gives you the ability to use this color knowledge in your everyday life. It can be used in everything from decorating a room to making an attractive salad or to choosing your makeup and personal fashions.
Acrylic Painting Techniques and Paint Properties
When we can learn to paint with acrylics online, it is a huge benefit for the new painter, or even the intermediate painter to wants to fill in the blanks. Gaining real access to this type of material in a live classroom, is often difficult as many art teachers are strapped for time and place the emphasis on painting rather than an overview of 'how and why' we choose to use certain paints over others.
The successful application of certain painting techniques, such as transparent glazing depends on the type of paint used and the properties of the pigments in the paints. Some pigments are opaque and others transparent or semi-transparent. If the technique does not match the type of paint, finding success will not be easy and will only lead to frustration. Armed with this knowledge, artists are able to make good choices and render successful painting effects. In this class, you will learn the differences between these properties and how they will impact layering effects.
Learn Simple Methods for Mixing Color
Mixing with the Pigment Wheel
Once the student artist is armed with knowledge to use the pigment wheel and the color wheel, they are able to mix color with greater confidence. Mixing color can present scary challenges for the new painter, and often lead to unnecessary frustrations as countless piles of muddy colors are created and wasted. Using the pigment wheel will open the doors to simple and straight forward mixing techniques.
|This class includes several quizzes and mixing exercises to help you measure your understanding of the class materials. These are fun quizzes that students can use to test themselves. It's a good way to know you are on track with the class materials.|
|PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in taking our 'Core Painting Program for Beginning Artists' this class is a great pre-requisite and will give you a leg-up relative to understanding acrylic paints, artists mediums and basic color mixing skills.|