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Acrylic Painting: Painting a Dolphin Leaping Out of a Wave

In this one time class we will be painting a dolphin leaping out of a foamy ocean wave.
Mariya Kovalyov
261 total reviews for this teacher
17 reviews for this class
Completed by 45 learners
90 minutes
per class
Meets once
year olds
learners per class
per learner

How does a "One-Time" class work?

Meets once at a scheduled time
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The learners will learn the tips and techniques of painting with acrylic. Even though it is just a single painting, it will open the door for your imagination, and boundless hours of creativity. 
I have been teaching art for close to 10 years. My focus always was and will remain on the process of making art. It is so important that kids enjoy themselves in their creative expression. 
There will be no homework assigned. 
Supplies needed for the class: #1. Paint: Acrylic paint in a variety of colors. You can purchase acrylic craft paint from your local craft store, such as Plaid or Americana. For a more expensive option, there is Liquitex or Windsor Newton. You should have the following colors: white, black, several shades of blue (for example navy blue, cobalt blue, sky blue, turquoise), pink, green. Other colors are optional. #2. Paintbrushes: You will need a few different brushes. For this painting you will need a large flat brush for the background, a medium flat brush to make the clouds, and a small round brush to paint the dolphin and the details in the wave. While usually, we don't use a sketching pencil in my acrylic painting lessons, for this one, a sketching pencil will be helpful to draw the dolphin first. Here is my general list of brushes: A large flat brush for large areas, such as backgrounds. A few smaller flat brushes (we use those for the majority of the painting). A medium and a small round tip brush for the final details. For most of my paintings I find that these brushes are enough: # 12 Flat, # 8 Flat, # 12 Round, # 8 Round, # 2 Round. #3. Canvas: Canvas board or stretch canvas work well. Sizes between 9 by 12 inches, and 16 by 20 inches will work well. Alternative painting surfaces can be wood, cardboard, and heavy duty paper, such as watercolor paper or cardstock. #4. Palette: No need to buy a fancy pallet. A paper plate, or a recycled plastic container will work well. #5. Cup with water to wash brushes in, an old towel, or paper towels to wipe the brush with. Don't forget to wear appropriate clothing for painting!
I am happy to provide positive feedback, but there will be no formal assessment. 
1 hour 30 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Mariya KovalyovArtist
261 total reviews
345 completed classes

About Me

Hi, my name is Mariya, and to put it simply, I love art. I love to make art, and to share my passion with others. I love sharing my skills with my students. My favorite part is seeing them embrace and enjoy the process of art making, making... 
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