Paint 5 canvases in 5 days with acrylic
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Paint 5 canvases in 5 days with acrylic

Learn how to paint works of arts made by great Art Masters duplicating and interpreting their paintings with easy steps
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
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  • 10 Supplemental Resources
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Painting with greater skills
  • Putting in practice the suitable steps to make a painting
  • Start making your own works of art
  • Having tools to solve problems related with drawing and color
  • Having fun while painting
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  • Colors: white, yellow, magenta, ochre, blue, green and black (acrylic)
  • Brushes, paintbrushes, a piece of old fabric and a jar with water
  • Being enthusiastic to paint

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This course is for everyone who wants to learn how to paint following easy steps and obtaining amazing results. It is an introduction to the world of drawing and painting to get started in the world of Plastic Arts. We paint five famous paintings with 5 different styles: Impressionism, Pointillism, Fauvism, Cubism and Expressionism.

I guarantee you that you can do this following these steps. The use technique is acrylic, due to its cleanliness and fast drying. 

-We start preparing our Workshop and buying the materials we need.

- We will speak briefly about the author and his work to get into its spirit. 

-We will paint step by step, starting with background and finishing with the final touches, following simple and live video tutorials.

If you want to test how easy it is to paint these works, sign up to this course. With the resulting paintings you can decor your house, your business or making a very special present to someone you desire to. 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for those studying Plastic Arts as well as for those who want to learn
  • It is also for teachers who want to obtain better tools for learning and teaching
  • If you already paint and you want to reinforce your knowledge this course is for you
  • Do you need to level up your painting subject in Fine Arts? You will get there with this course
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
Before starting
4 Lectures 03:37

In this brief class I explain you why I have chosen these paintings for the course. 

Preview 00:59

First you need primary colors to start painting. We will use yellow, magenta and blue as a base for everything. Also, we will add ochre and green to obtain more shades. And, we cannot forget about black and white. We will paint on a canvas, although you can also do it on a cardboard or floorboard. 

Which materials do I need?

One of the advantages that acrylic has is which waters down and it does not emit any odour.The opposite thing happens with oil painting. Both, paint and turpentine essence invade a workshop with strong smells wchich can be a bit toxic. 

Tips to transform a room in an Art workshop

Here you will finde the original paintings to duplicate them. It is not necessary to do it as you see them. They help us as a support to interpret them and learning. 

Original paintings (Pictures)
Painting Nº1: Impressionist work; Van Gogh
7 Lectures 24:38

Let's begin creating our background. It is really important to start our canvas with a color you can use as a base to paint.

Preview 00:55

In this class we are going to see how to do our brush-strokes in order to achieve the superficial tension these yellow flowers have.

Preview 02:11

In this class we are going to see how to do our brush-strokes in order to achieve the superficial tension these yellow flowers have.

First brush-strokes with ochre and green

Van Gogh had a very strong personality, he was an artist fond of constrasts and this was shown as well in his works.

Adding dark tones to define brush-strokes

With yellow and ochre we apply the medium tones which we spread all over the canvas' surface with short and horizonta brush-strokes to go on painting the table where the jar is...

Medium tones

In order not to lose the drawing we emphasize silhouettes with dark colors

Reinforcing our drawing

Eventually, once the painting is dry, we proceed to finish it. With a clean brush and using white and a bit of blue we paint the parts of the background needed to define our sunflower's shapes

Bringing out lights

Let's remember briefly the basic concepts of these first sessions

First Questions
3 questions
Painting Nº2: Pointillist canvas; Georges Seurat
6 Lectures 15:04

In order to paint the pointillist version of Seurat’s painting we are using white and green as colors. We are going to do a mixture with a great quantity of white and some green we will also add some water to get a thinner blend.

Getting the painting's background ready

In order to put in place the Eiffel Tower shape in our canvas we will use a more intense tone regarding the one used for the background.

Drawing the Eiffel Tower

The main idea of this work is to achieve the mixture of colors in our retina and not in the canvas. 

Intense colors; green and ochre

We will use with a yellow and white mixture to keep working in the background. 

Yellow dots

We have started our canvas painting with a dark color and contrasting this with a lighter one. 

Now, to keep going we will use magenta or red. 

High intensity colors

We have already pure colors and several mixtures ready in our format. Now we will use blends with a lot of white to achieve the same brightness as the original. 

How to achieve brightness
Painting Nº3: Fauvist canvas; Marc Chagall
5 Lectures 15:13

We start composing the background of this magnificent Chagall’s work using only blue and white. We use a fair amount of blue because we are working on an intense and dark background.

Painting the background

Once the background is dry we can start drawing general shapes. We use the same blue color with a bit of water and we use a medium brush.

How to draw general shapes

To start coloring our kiss we fill our palette with yellow, ochre, magenta, green and black

First brush-strokes. Painting "The dreamt kiss"

In this phase we use a mix of black, blue and red to define our characters. We do short brush-strokes to define her hair, eyes and nose.

Less is more

In this moment we have already colored and drawn our lovers. Now it’s time to define everything with bright colors.

Preview 05:51
Painting Nº4: Cubist canvas. Pablo Ruiz Picasso.
5 Lectures 14:02

We start this new work putting in our palette some white, ochre and black

Preparing the background

At the beginning we only draw some lines which help us to fit in the flat and general shapes. 

Sketching the lines' fitting

After including the colors which are missing in our palette, these are yellow, magenta, green and blue, we proceed to do this work in a singular manner.

Drawing by levels

We already have our canvas drawn with base colors and it is time to work to achieve the final mixture.

Getting the right mixture

It is time to provide the final touches to achieve an optimal result in our work. We do it following the same method we have used during the whole process. 

Last touches
The Cat on the Yellow Pillow by Franc Marc
7 Lectures 16:14

Although it doesn't seems like it, this painting is very easy to make. With these brief steps you will be able to paint the sleepy cat on a pillow by the fauvist artist Franc Marc.

Preparing the background

For the time being, it is not necessary adding more colors to our palette. We use now a darker mixture than the initial one using some white and black. 

Drawing the sleepy cat

We fill our palette with white because we are going to use a lot of and we add blue as well.

The two colors for the cat

We go on with our work adding yellow, ochre, magenta and green to our palette. With a mixture of yellow, ochre and white we give the first brush-strokes to the small pillow place in the left part of our canvas. 

Painting the background's base

We are coming to the end and now it is moment to provide the light we need so shapes start having definition.

Light and definition

In this case we use a small brush to provide volume on the pillow. We use a mixture made of yellow and white without water so there is volume.

Finishing the yellow pillow

We keep going with our work adding yellow, ochre, magenta and green to our palette. With a mixture of yellow, ochre and white we do the first brush-strokes to the pillow placed in the left part of our canvas. 

Final touches

Let's remember some essential issues to see if you have the main concepts clear in mind.

Reinforcing your knowledge
3 questions
3 Lectures 02:33

Why to copy works of art? If we look back in history, copying is a good way to learn.

Preview 01:40

Thank you for taking this course. I hope you like it and found it useful. I encourage you to do my other courses: Learning how to Draw, Artistic Techniques, The art of Portrait, The Artist Book or Chinese Ink which I hope you enjoy as well. Do not forget to value the course and telling me your opinion.I hope to see you in any other of my courses. See you soon


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About the Instructor
Antonio García Villarán
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Profesor Doctor por la Universidad de Bellas Artes, Sevilla

Doctor en Bellas Artes y licenciado en las especialidades de pintura y escultura. Además de realizar numerosas exposiciones tanto en el ámbito nacional como internacional, ha sido seleccionado y premiado en innumerables concursos de dibujo, pintura y escultura. Publica artículos de pensamiento artístico, así como ilustraciones, en numerosas revistas de Arte y en diferentes editoriales, y está al frente de la editorial Cangrejo Pistolero Ediciones. Ha impartido clases de Dibujo, Pintura y Escultura en instituciones como el Centro Penitenciario Sevilla II, Escuelas de verano, Proyecto Ribete, Escuelas taller, Facultad de Bellas Artes de Sevilla y es el ideólogo y director de CREA 13, Conocimiento Compartido, cuya actividad comenzó en el año 2000. Fue durante 6 años colaborador Honorario junto al profesor D. Manuel Álvarez Fijo, y ha impartido numerosas conferencias y cursos de extensión Universitaria en la Facultad de Bellas Artes de Sevilla. Su Tesis fue calificada como Sobresaliente Cum Laude por unanimidad, y versa sobre la enseñanza del arte (Reflexión del pensamiento pedagógico de las Artes Plásticas. Proyecto hacia una docencia renovada). Actualmente compagina su labor como creador artístico-plástico con su labor docente e investigadora.


Doctor of Fine Arts and graduated in the specialities of painting and sculpture. Besides of doing numerous exhibitios in the national and international level, he has been selected and awarded in countless drawing, painting and sculpture contests. He publishes his articles about artistic thought in multiple Art magazines and in different publishing companies, in addition, he is in charge of Cangrejo Pistolero Ediciones ( a publishing house). He has been teacher of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture in different institutions such as the penitentiary of Seville, summer schools, Ribete Bormujos Project, Art workshops, the University of Fine Arts and in addition he is the ideologist and director of CREA 13 (“Shared Knowledge", this a CREA 13) this is his own an art academy and it started in 2000. He was accepted as an honorary teacher at the University of Fine Arts for six years (he collaborated next to D. Manuel Álvarez Fijo. Apart from teaching at the university he has given multiple conferences and workshops at the University. His thesis was graded with an outstanding mark. At present, he combines his job as an artist creator with his job as a teacher and researcher.

Beatriz Ruiz Cívico
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I have a degree in English literature and linguistics. In addition, I have made several English courses in Spain and England. My last course was in the University of Sheffield, where I studied translation and Shakespearean literature. At present, I teach English and do translations partially. I have translated cinema reviews as well as art ones. I am in Udemy because I translate videos about art made by a Spanish artist and professor.