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The key is to understand the basic fundamentals of painting: the materials, brushes, tools, types of painting, drawing, color theory, composition. To get inspired by other artists’ work is really important. Picking up a canvas and start painting is always something that pushes you forward. Painting for kids usually starts with giving them the freedom to try various colors and brushes before guiding them. For adults, a certain amount of practical skills in terms of contouring and drawing will be helpful before beginning to paint. It is advised to get guidance from teachers to shape your right painting path. A handy tip for beginner painters is to get sketch pens, a book and start painting from real life. You could also practice proportions to further hone your art skills.
ipassio provides online painting classes from some of the top artists in the world. Our acrylic painting, oil painting, coffee painting, and charcoal painting courses are suitable for kids and adults equally. These classes can be taken online via video conferencing while being seated at home. Our teachers will help you practice proportions, learn perspectives, structure, color theory and every other fundamental art skill required. Our teachers will advise students on what canvas, brush and paints to purchase as and when necessary. This will ensure that students purchase the right tools according to their skills.
Students will start their painting lessons with the foundations of color, values, edges and shapes. Art teachers will encourage students to try out various techniques and styles. It goes on to demonstrate how to create transparency, opacity, intensity or brightness by using colors. Various color contrast and attributes, such as interaction, harmony, psychology, mood will be covered during the lessons. Students will also be further taught about composition relating to balance, asymmetry, rhythm, shapes, proportion, and lighting. An in-depth understanding of the media and surfaces including acrylic, oil paints, wood, paper, and canvas, will be shared with the students. Painting history includes the history of major painting styles and masters.
The most common types of painting styles are acrylic painting, oil painting, watercolor painting, pastel painting, and oil painting. In watercolor painting, water is added to the pigment and the strokes of color are applied using different sizes of brushes. In oil painting, drying oil is used as a binder to the pigment. Acrylic painting is the most common, where the colors are mixed with water initially and finally are waterproof once applied. Pastel colors are most popular among kids where the colors are available in sticks. There are other styles like charcoal painting, coffee painting etc which are equally good.
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