Beginning Painting: Acrylics

ART X 5D
From palette building to mark making to composition, this course explores the fundamentals of painting with acrylic paint--a fast-drying, permanent, and clean water-based medium that permits easy correction and change.
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What you will learn.

  • Develop skills in this medium by painting from still life, natural forms, as well as pursuing abstract exploration
  • Understand a sequence of cumulative technical and theoretical topics, including color, line, scale, size, brush weight, gesture, transparent vs opaque, and texture
  • Evaluate painters from the annals of art history, as well as those pushing the tradition today
  • Develop individual directions in style and expression

About this course:

An introductory course in painting with acrylic: a fast-drying, permanent, and clean water-based medium that permits easy correction and change. The medium integrates easily with drawing and can be worked transparently or opaquely. Students develop skills in this medium by painting from still life, natural forms, and abstract exploration. Ideally suited to the beginner, students are encouraged to develop individual directions in style and expression.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Beginning Painting: Acrylics.

X 5A Basic Drawing I or equivalent experience.

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