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Acrylic Painting Boot Camp!

In this 6 week course, students will learn a variety of different painting techniques and paint along with me as we complete 5 beautiful works of art.
Kendra Malcolm
330 total reviews for this teacher
39 reviews for this class
Completed by 196 learners
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year olds
learners per class

Charged upfront
Meets 1x per week
Over 6 weeks
80 minutes per class

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Class Experience

Acrylic painting techniques: Blending, dabbing, textural painting, scraping, directional brushstroke work, fine detail 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 6 part class will (hopefully) challenge themselves enough to make mistakes, learn from them, and grow as artists. 
Each week I will expect students to practice with acrylic paint in their own time. This is not something that will be marked but it will help them on their painting journey. 

If a student does not finish a painting in class time I will expect them to finish it for homework. 

I will ask learners to complete an underpainting before every class. This underpainting should not take more than 10-15 minutes. In faster classes this will be done in class time. 
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• 8 OR MORE PAINT COLOURS: Yellow, Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Brown, White, Black NOTE: Better quality paint usually results in better paintings. My go-to paint is Winsor Newton (I recommend this). However I often use Deco Art Acrylic Paint for classes because it’s more affordable and most students use that brand. • 6 OR MORE PAINT BRUSH: Thick flat brush = 1in wide. Medium flat brush = 1/3 inch wide. Medium round, hard bristled brush. 2 Medium round, soft bristled brush. Very small, thin rounded brush • 5 GOOD PAINT SURFACE: Hard canvases like a canvas board or wood boards. 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 not work. Size 8x10 is ideal. • PALATE: I use plastic lids • OLD RAG/CLOTH • HARD, FLAT EDGE: I use an old rewards card but a plastic ruler, palate knife or spatula will work. • WATER CONTAINER • PAINTERS TAPE • OLD WALLET CARD (LIKE A GIFT CARD) OR LARGE FLAT PALATE KNIFE. • KITCHEN SPONGE • PENCIL AND ERASER • BLOW DRYER
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 they I can not provide additional, valuable feedback. 
1 hour 20 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Learners will likely need a blow dryer for the first 4 classes. 


Kendra Malcolm
Lives in Canada
I teach art, advertising & design
330 total reviews
290 completed classes

About Me

I love to teach art, and specialize in drawing (wide variety of styles and techniques), 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 class I make... 
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