Acrylic Art Painting Techniques BASICS

Learn to paint with acrylics - BEGINNERS
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (421 ratings)
10,614 students

Understand various techniques, mediums and be able to create archival artwork.


  • Some basic knowledge of acrylics - Brush, paint, canvas


Basics Tutorials - Beginners, newbie artists or creators or who have dabbled and want more in-depth understand of how to make acrylics perform. on. command!

We cover:

  • Brushes and tools

  • Acrylic mediums - what does what

  • How to thin your acrylics (without water) and make them flow

  • How to create an archival artwork - STEP ONE

  • How to keep your palette workable for days

    This course contains short segments on tips and techniques; not full training.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in learning how to make acrylics perform and have control over what they can do.
  • Newbie creators or anyone who has dabbled and wants to really understand how to use acrylics to create artwork.

Course content

1 section8 lectures37m total length
  • Introduction to Acrylic Painting
  • Brushes - What to choose, what it does
  • Acrylic Painting Mediums: An overview
  • Thinning Acrylics - Make them flow (without water)
  • Gesso and Titanium White - Why you need them
  • Keeping Your Palette Workable - Quick Tip
  • BONUS: Blending - Mop brush
  • BONUS: Watercolor effects with acrylics
  • Acrylics -1
    5 questions


KR Moehr
  • 3.8 Instructor Rating
  • 467 Reviews
  • 10,769 Students
  • 3 Courses

Professional internationally-recognized artist specializing in acrylics, modern/abstract paintings.


KR Moehr is an abstract artist in the SW USA. Focusing especially on creating textured abstract  paintings, modern landscapes and expressive modern art, she works to create a unique experience between the artwork and the viewer. Inspired by nature, water and the desert, she often chooses to create a modern twist on a landscape, beachscapes or modern expressive abstract painting. Her works can be found internationally, in private collections and resorts, hotels and corporate spaces.

Works can be found at:

Ritz-Carlton, Puerto Rico

Phoenician Scottsdale Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

Loews San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

Morrison House Restaurant

Renaissance St. Louis, St. Louis, MO

Internationally selling artist, KR Moehr is a SW USA (Arizona) abstract artist. Her specialty is abstract landscapes, modern expressionist styles and contemporary textured paintings. She works with acrylics, oils, mixed media.