Art for Kids and Beginners: Learn to Paint Acrylic Paintings

How to Paint with Acrylic Paints: 8 Simple Step-by-Step Art Lessons Designed Especially for Kids and Beginners Ages 8+.
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  • Lectures 30
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 8/2015 English

Course Description

Recent feedback about this course:

Another Amazing Course! Miss Em has the BEST courses! My daughter loved this one so much as well! Educational and fun! They're the best! Thanks Miss Em!

~R.W.

*This course was updated in April, 2016!

Are you seeking a course that will ensure artistic success and confidence? The Art for Kids: Beginning Acrylic Painting course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this course is perfect for children ages 8-12 years old. With a total of 8 fun and unique acrylic art painting projects, your child will learn the skills to create masterpieces of their own long after the course is complete.

There are two (sometimes three) steps in each art project:

  • Step 1: Paint Background or Outline
  • Step 2: Paint Main Subject onto Background

The process used to teach each project is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into painting action! This process involves observing, following instructions, and creating until the student is happy with the desired outcome.

Students will learn basic acrylic painting techniques and apply these techniques to complete each project. The Art for Kids: Beginning Acrylic Painting course is designed to give children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this course:

  • heavy paper (acrylic paper works great!)
  • acrylic paints (various colors)
  • paintbrushes (small, medium, large)
  • small piece of cardboard
  • pencil with eraser
  • paper towels
  • paper plates
  • bowl of water

I would love to hear from you.

Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. I will get back to you ASAP.

About the Instructor:

My name is Miss Em and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have nearly 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful.

I look forward to seeing both you and your child in this Art for Kids course.

Let the creative fun begin!

What are the requirements?

  • Students will need a computer, tablet, or smart phone, and an internet connection.
  • Materials and Supplies needed for this course are listed in the Course Summary, and also in Lecture 3.
  • Bring it: A desire to create some delightful works of art!

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Create 8 amazing acrylic paintings.
  • Participate in an activity that cultivates critical thinking skills, develops hand-eye coordination, and encourages self-expression.
  • Apply the knowledge gained in this course to create unique masterpieces.
  • Learn interesting facts about the subject of each painting

What is the target audience?

  • This is a beginning acrylic painting course designed for ages 8-12.
  • No painting experience necessary.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction, Course Goals, Supplies Needed, and Examples of Projects
02:01

In this video, you will meet your instructor, learn who will benefit from this course and what this course is about, and see examples of completed projects.

05:10

This video will describe the supplies and materials you will need for this course.

1 page

This document is a list of supplies and materials that are needed for this course. It may be downloaded and printed.

Section 2: Let's Learn About Sharks and Create a Cool Shark Painting!
Stealthy Shark Facts and Shivery Shark Images
Preview
01:04
07:13

Learn how to paint the background of this painting.

06:46

Learn how to paint Shark silhouette.

Section 3: Let's Learn About Cats and Create a Cute Cat Painting!
Kitty Cat Facts and Cute Cat Images
01:03
06:12

Learn how to paint the background of this painting.

06:21

Learn how to paint a Cat with crazy fur!

06:04

Learn how to add details to your crazy Cat painting.

Section 4: Let's Learn About Trees and Create a Swirly Rainbow Tree Painting!
Tantalizing Tree Facts and Terrific Tree Images
01:03
10:53

Learn how to paint the background of this painting.

08:04

Learn how to paint a Swirly tree silhouette!

Section 5: Let's Learn About Desert Landscapes and Create a Desert Landscape Painting!
Dazzling Desert Facts and Delightful Desert Images
01:03
12:15

Learn how to paint an outline of a Desert Landscape.

05:52

Learn how to paint your Desert Landscape.

Section 6: Let's Learn About Dragonflies and Create a Dragonfly Painting!
Dreamy Dragonfly Facts and Dainty Dragonfly Images
01:04
04:55

Learn how to paint the background of this painting.

08:52

Learn how to paint a Dragonfly!

Section 7: Let's Learn About Maasai Warriors and Create a Maasai Warrior Painting!
Magnificent Maasai Warrior Facts and Images
01:03
09:20

Learn how to paint the background of this painting.

07:08

Learn how to paint Maasai Warriors!

Section 8: Let's Learn About Abstract Painting and Create an Abstract Painting of Our Own!
What is Abstract Art? These Images will help explain!
01:03
08:36

Learn how to paint the outline of your abstract painting.

07:06

How to paint your Abstract painting.

Section 9: Let's Learn About Landscape Paintings and Create One Ourselves!
Landscape Painting Facts and Images of Lovely Landscape Paintings
01:03
10:24

Learn how to paint a beautiful Landscape painting!

06:43

Learn how to paint detail onto your Landscape painting.

Section 10: Thank You!
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Thank you for participating in my course!

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Instructor Biography

Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

Hi. My name is Em Winn and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have nearly 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful. Let the creative fun begin!

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