Acrylic Painting Boot Camp: Flex Class Edition

Kendra Malcolm B.Des
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(371)
In this 4 week course, students will learn a variety of different painting techniques as we complete 4 beautiful works of art. #Creative

Class experience

Acrylic painting techniques: Blending (gradient), dabbing, dry brush, scraping, masking, directional brushstroke work, layering, wash, fine detail painting, abstract painting. 

On top of acrylic painting techniques, learners will also learn about basic composition and lighting.

Patience and persistence: Art is a lot of fun, and part of that fun is a rollercoaster of successes and struggles. Students who complete a 4 part class will (hopefully) challenge themselves enough to make mistakes, learn from them, and grow as artists. 
Homework Offered
Every week learners will be expected to complete the painting demonstrated in the video and submit it to me. They will be encouraged to practice painting techniques as well. If learners do not submit their homework, that is ok, but I will be unable to provide helpful feedback.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
I will provide helpful feedback if the learner sends me a photo fo their painting in the learner area. If the student does not submit the painting, then I can not provide feedback.
Grades Offered
 5 files available upon enrollment
• 8 OR MORE PAINT COLOURS: Yellow, Red, Blue, Orange, Pink, Purple, White, Black NOTE: Better quality paint usually results in better paintings. My go-to paint is Winsor Newton or Artist loft Level 3, however I often use Deco Art Acrylic Paint for classes because it’s more affordable, dries faster, and many students use that brand. Deco art paint works very well! • 6 OR MORE PAINT BRUSH: Thick flat brush = 1in wide. Soft Medium flat brush = 1/3 inch wide. Hard (or damaged) Medium flat brush = 1/3 inch wide. 2 Medium round, soft bristled brush. (Size 2, 6-8) Very small, thin rounded brush (Size 0-000) • 5 GOOD PAINT SURFACE: Hard canvases like a canvas board, stretched canvas, or wood boards are ideal. Sturdy cardboard from a cereal/cracker/cookie box or frozen food box will work too. It will need to be taped down. Watercolour or canvas paper will work. It will need to be taped down. NOTE: Regular paper will not work. • 4 PRACTICE PAINT SURFACES: I use thin, smooth, sturdy cardboard from a cereal/cracker/cookie box or frozen food box. Paper will work to practice most techniques. • PALATE: I use plastic lids • OLD RAG/CLOTH • HARD, FLAT EDGES: I use an old plastic wallet card, but a plastic ruler, palate knifes or even a spatula will work. • WATER CONTAINER • PAINTERS TAPE • PENCIL AND ERASER • BLOW DRYER (optional)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Younger learners may need assistance with the blowdryer. Please be available to assist with the steps requiring a blowdryer. Alternatively, learners can simply wait for their paintings to dry naturally. 

Meet the teacher

Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(371)
I love to teach art, and specialize in drawing (wide variety of styles and techniques), procreate, watercolour, and acrylic painting. When I teach, I like to lead by example. This means that I draw, paint and create with my students. Throughout... 
Flex Class


weekly or $50 for 4 weeks
4 weeks

Average rating:4.5Number of reviews:(2)
Completed by 10 learners
No live video meetings
Ages 10-15

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