An Acrylic Artist's Guide to What Supplies to Buy & Why

End the Supply Confusion - A Guide to What Acrylic Painting Supplies to Choose When You Enter an Art Store.
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1,958 students

This course will take the confusion out of the huge selection of acrylic art supplies - what paints, brushes, surfaces and other things you might need for your specific art project. Don't spend a lot of money on supplies you might not need. This fun look at what you should or should not buy and why is designed to help you make up your mind about what supplies are right for your project and your pocketbook. Presented with samples and humor to make it easy to understand.


  • There are no prerequisites - only that you have a desire to create an acrylic painting and the need to purchase the correct materials!


Buying art supplies can be very confusing! 

Walking in the door of a large art supply store, with the thought in your mind that you want to create an acrylic art project, can be overwhelming when you look at the countless aisles filled with every art supply imaginable. Just going to the canvas section opens the door to so many canvas styles, sizes and textures; how do you know which to choose and why? Have you thought of using something other than canvas? There are quite a few other options, and just one of them is paper.   Hundreds of paints and brushes . . . to easel or not to easel - and more.

This video will use slides, photographs, and videos of me showing you different examples of art supplies. This is a fun and informative journey into the supplies you need to buy to complete your art without spending money on supplies you might not need.   

Let's get started on a fun and informative adventure through the aisles of an art supply store!

  • Unlimited Lifetime Access - You Can Revisit the Lectures Anytime

  • No previous experience needed

  • Easy to follow video lectures

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone that has gone to an art store and been overwhelmed or confused by the array of supplies available! Could be a beginner painter or someone that has been painting for a bit and wants to know what they are lookiing at in the way of acrylic painting supplies without first spending the money.

Course content

5 sections17 lectures48m total length
  • Who The Heck is Cheri?
  • Decisions, Decisions...Decisions!
  • Why and What Am I Painting?


Artist and Sparkle Queen
Cheri Riechers
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  • 1,978 Students
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I am a full time professional artist.  My artwork is collected world wide and I've been selected as a Sotheby's New York and London online American Established Contemporary Expressionist Artist.  With my Sotheby's sales I became a Listed Artist in Mayer's International Auction Record from Switzerland - the international art collector's reference book.  

I've been on PBS several times, had my art published in print all over the world, had my art images licensed on over 30 products worldwide, been selected to show and sell my art at both Disney World's EPCOT Flower & Garden and Food & Wine Festivals in the Festival Center, and was the 2007 EPCOT Flower & Garden Poster Artist.  My art has been published in numerous publications and I've been represented in galleries all over the USA.  

Now that I'm getting a bit older I want to slow down the process of painting very large pieces of artwork, packing and shipping.  I want to share my years of art experience and information and Udemy seems to offer a good platform for teaching.  

I like to make things FUN!  Art should not be cut and dry - it's a fun thing to do.  I don't think I'm the best artist, because love of art is individual.  My courses will teach people to paint from their heart and do what they want to do and, this is important . . . it's ok if not every person likes your art - that would make a pretty boring world, right?

So, there you are - me in a few paragraphs.