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Acrylic Painting Techniques for Beginners

This beginners Acrylic painting class is perfect for beginners. Taught by Jackie Norman, it is a perfect start to a fun, relaxing evening .
5 Students
£20 pp
Jackie Norman
What happens in this class?
  • Introduction and introductions
  • About Acrylic paint
  • Easy colour mixing
  • Step-by-step instruction to techniques you can use
  • Applying techniques
  • Introduction to the brushes you can use
  • Using a palette knife
  • Colour mixing made easy
  • Painting techniques i.e spattering, sponging, fan brushes, palette knife, etc
  • Creating textures in your work
  • Using a grid
  • Application to a simple picture
  • Getting inspired
  • Washing brushes and clearing up
What you will learn
  • Easy Colour Mixing
  • Painting Techniques
  • Creating Texture
What you will need
  • Acrylic paints - maybe a starter kit
  • Palette - a tear off palette is sufficient
  • Brushes of different sizes
Is acrylic painting easier than watercolour painting?
Yes, it is because if you make a mistake with acrylic you can go over it. If you make a mistake with watercolour, you have to wash it out, which is noticeable.
Do you teach other classes apart from this one?
I may do a beginner's portrait drawing class eventually.

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Your Teacher

Jackie Norman is a visual artist who has been painting now for over 50 years in various types of materials. She has had a background in graphics, having studied and gaining an OND and HND in graphic design in the 1980's. She also has had a somewhat commercial background and have been in education for the last 18-20 years. Fairly outgoing, she enjoys a challenge and therefore welcomes you to her home online class. Her aim is to try to do live in person classes but, unfortunately due to not being a driver, it has to be somewhere…

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Acrylic Painting Techniques for Beginners