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Introduction | Acrylic Painting | For Absolute Beginners

by Anuj Malhotra

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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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US$30(1-on-1 Class)

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Educator Profile

Anuj Malhotra

17 Years Experience

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords:

    contemporary, Modern Painting, Art
  • Education

    from 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 Canvas, Evolved Methodologies of Painting, Lateral Thinking & Painting, Different 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.


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