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with Micah Ganske
Online Class

Narrative Portraiture: Painting in Acrylic

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Join artist Micah Ganske and learn expert tips for painting portraits in acrylic. Whether you're new to the medium or a veteran painter, you'll build the skills to create compelling likenesses that tell a story about your subject. You'll start with the basics of choosing a photo, transferring the image to canvas and building a portrait with glazes. Ganske explains the many layers of acrylic in an intimate environment as he demonstrates how to build a painting from the underpainting to the finishing touches. With a crisp, over-the-shoulder view of Ganske's work, you'll gain thorough insight into how an accomplished painter moves and constructs an image.


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 5h13m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Micah Ganske, and learn how to set up and get started.

2. Transferring the Photo

2. Transferring the Photo

Choose and apply your background paint, transfer your photo onto canvas, and sketch in the details you'll need before painting.

3. Underpainting

3. Underpainting

Ganske shows you how to create an underpainting with your acrylics, adding detail and defining various sections as you go.

Recommended with this class

  • Acrylic paints, acrylic brushes, surface