Introduction | Acrylic Painting | For Absolute Beginners

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This course is a beginner course for students wishing to explore acrylic painting as an artform. Students are taught the fundamentals of understanding colors and are trained on the use of acrylic as a painting medium. This course encourages creativity among students by encouraging them to try out different styles and techniques, using acrylic paints in their paintings. By the end of this course students will be able to use the medium of acrylic to give expression to their imagination on canvas or a drawing sheet.

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12 Weeks
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17 Years Experience
From: India
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Modern Painting
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Artist in Residence Program at ISB Hyderabad

Course Details

This course predominantly introduces students to acrylic as a painting medium. It starts from the basics to educated students on the advance methodologies of using acrylic. It begins with an introduction to color theory introducing students to the primary, secondary and complementary colors. It goes onto demonstrate to students creating transparency, opacity, intensity or brightness by using colors. Moving on it teaches students about color contrast and attributes, such as interaction, harmony, psychology, mood. It will teach students about composition relating to balance, asymmetry, rhythm, shapes, proportion and lighting. Further on students learn about media characteristics and surfaces, learning about the mediums like acrylic and oil paints as well as surfaces such wood, paper and canvas. Stepping ahead in this  course students will learn about different painting techniques, namely, layering, batic style, wash, impasto, knife painting, dabbing and spongin. Moving ahead in this course students will be briefed about painting history introducing to students major painting styles and masters, renaissance, realism, impressionism, post impressionism, expressionism, modernism, abstract expressionism and postmodernism.

Other courses provided by Anuj malhotra related to painting and Pencil Shading: Basics of Framing a CanvasEvolved Methodologies of PaintingLateral Thinking & PaintingDifferent Shading Techniques | Basics Of Pencil Shading | Textures Techniques & Patterns

About Anuj Malhotra: Anuj Malhotra is very unlike the usual artist. What sets him apart, is not his work profile but his passion for creativity. Creativity runs in his veins and he very profoundly shares bits of his creativity with the world through his paintings. A distinguished artist Anuj does not believe in the regular run of the mill techniques of painting and art but challenges the boundaries using new mediums, materials and eclecting thought. 

Value Additions

Students pursuing the course get introduced to the use of acrylic paints, considered to be the most versatile of all coloring mediums. Students also get to enhance their understanding of colors, while the able guidance from Anuj Malhotra, encourages students to explore creativity, helping them evolve their thought process towards painting. The course is best suited for students wishing to strengthen their basics and move to the advance level of learning.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

The course provides for an understanding of color and its application to achieve varied results such as opacity, brightness, contrast, intensity etc. This course also gives students knowledge  about acrylic as a painting medium and the different creative uses it can be utilised for.


Students for this course need:

  • Chart paper or canvas sheets/mounted canvas (Preferred) 
  • Acrylic paints : Pebeo / Camel
  • Paint brushes
  • Rollers of different widths
  • Old used cloth
  • Water 

Weekly Schedule

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Sun 02:00 AM - 03:00 AM America/New_York
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Section B
Mon 05:45 AM - 06:45 AM America/New_York
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How will this course help the student?
This course will help you in building a quick foundation for using acrylic paints.
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
The student is required to inform the teacher about his absence from a particular session, two days prior to the class. In such a case, the teacher will reschedule the class and conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student. In case the student misses to give two days prior notice about his absence to the teacher, then the decision to conduct another class for that student is completely based on teacher’s discretion.
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
How long does it take to learn the techniques of acrylic painting?
It typically takes about 3 to 4 months to learn the basics of painting. How one innovates depends on the individuals efforts and experimentation that one carries out.
How long does it take for an artist to display his art at an exhibition?
It all depends, but it will take at least a year to really come up the curve and another 8 to 12 months to think about some themes and then execute them for a series for an exhibition. Again it depends on the student's dedication, practice and exploration, he or she puts in to reach their goals.

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