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How to Paint with Acrylics: A Quickstart Guide for Beginners

Have you ever wished you could paint but didn’t know where to begin?

Even if you’ve never painted before (or maybe you have but you didn’t get the results you had hoped for), this course is for you!

My goal is to help you become a confident painter.

Why? Confident painters know what they’re doing, so they can focus on creating art. You can, too! Instead of wasting time being confused or overwhelmed, you’ll know how to get started painting right away.

In this course, I’ll show you the FLIP method, an easy way to learn how to paint with acrylics.

You’ll discover how to mix any color you want from just 5 colors, and the secret to making paintings that come alive. Plus, you’ll get a step-by-step paint plan that guides you to confidently create paintings of your own.

How to Paint with Acrylics: A Quickstart Guide for Beginners includes...

  • A quick overview of acrylics and how to use them

  • A list of the only paint and supplies you really need

  • An easy method to color mix with just 5 colors

  • A paint plan to guide you through the process of creating a painting from start to finish

  • Easy techniques to create a 3D look

Lessons are presented in several formats: text, photos, and videos. Exercises are included to help you gain hands-on experience. With this method, learning to paint is affordable, easy, and fun!

Discounted Introductory Price $27

For a limited time only! (normally $197)

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Module 1. How to Choose and Use Your Paint and Supplies

    • Lesson 1. Paint Colors and Brands

    • Lesson 2. How to Use Your Brushes and Tools

    • Basic Supply List Photo Gallery

    • DOWNLOAD Basic Supply List

  • 3

    Module 2: How to Color Mix with 5 Colors

    • Lesson 1. Basic Color Mixing

    • DOWNLOAD Exercise: Create a Basic Color Wheel with 5 Colors

    • Lesson 2. How to Create Color Combos

    • DOWNLOAD: Guide to Color Mixing Using 5 Colors

  • 4

    Module 3: Get Ready to Paint

    • Lesson 1. Layers: The Secret to Painting with Acrylics

    • Lesson 2. Before You Paint

    • DOWNLOAD: General Instructions for Acrylic Painting

  • 5

    Module 4. Follow a Paint Plan

    • Lesson 1. Paint Plan Steps

  • 6

    Module 5. Create a Painting from Start to Finish

    • Lesson 1. Paint Class Intro

    • Tutorial: Painting a Seascape Step-by-Step

    • Lesson 2. Fixing Mistakes

    • Lesson 3. Clean Up

  • 7

    What's Next?

    • Final Thoughts

    • Let's Keep Painting!

    • BONUS Free Lesson: How to Create a 3D Effect

Course Instructor

Libby helps beginning painters gain confidence by teaching just the basics needed to get started. A self-taught artist, she started teaching beginners at Michaels in 2018. She learned to paint fast, develop easy lessons, and stick to a lesson plan to keep things on track. To help her students, she developed the FLIP method, an easy way to teach anyone how to paint with acrylics. With just 5 colors, a few easy techniques, and a simple paint plan, students will discover how fun and rewarding it is to create paintings of their own.

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