Acrylic Painting Courses

Learn more about Acrylic Painting

Painting is an art form as old as the human race. Few activities provide the satisfaction that expression through painting can offer. The adhesive and quick drying properties of acrylic paints give you the freedom to create art across various media that other types of paint are unable to. Udemy offers many courses that enable you to learn acrylic painting techniques at any skill level.

Frequently asked questions
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.