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Painting with acrylics relies on some basic shared elements of art. Style, brush patterns, and color theory are all at play in the world of acrylic painting. So no matter which aspect of the discipline you’re interested in learning about, Udemy has an acrylics course for you.

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Acrylic paint is versatile medium for both beginners and experienced artists alike. Unlike oil paints, acrylics set quickly and adhere to any number of mediums, meaning that you can paint on cardboard just as easily as stretched canvas.

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First created in the 1950s, acrylic paints are colored pigments suspended in an acrylic polymer emulsion, a type of plastic resin. The paints are water-soluble and can be thinned out or diluted using just water before painting on your support. Acrylics can work on a variety of surfaces ranging from traditional canvas to even glass. (Hint: If you’re not sure the paint will adhere, test a small area first.) The paints can be applied using brushes, a palette knife, or even your fingers, and they can be poured directly onto the surface. Many artists appreciate that acrylic paints are naturally fast-drying and are also capable of extensive experimentation using mix-ins or “mediums” to change the viscosity or texture of the paint. This versatility allows the acrylic artist to create realistic, abstract, or even mixed media artworks with ease.