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with Nina Weiss
Online Class

Startup Library: Painting With Acrylic

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Ready to take the exciting first steps in acrylic painting? In this comprehensive beginner’s class, esteemed artist Nina Weiss walks you through the basics, from choosing a palette and paint to fundamental techniques such as color mixing, layering and more. Practice your new skills with simple exercises and projects including a monochromatic painting and full-color still life. With Nina’s step-by-step guidance, you’ll be confidently using acrylics in no time!


  • beginner
  • 12 episodes
  • 5h10m

Included in this Class

1. What You Need: Paint & Palette

1. What You Need: Paint & Palette

Meet Nina Weiss and go over the tools and supplies you'll need to get started, including what paint and palette to buy.

2. What You Need: Brushes

2. What You Need: Brushes

Take a look at the different types of brushes available as Nina explains what each one does, plus cleaning and care instructions.

3. What You Need: Supports

3. What You Need: Supports

The great thing about acrylic paint is that it will stick to almost any surface. Traditionally it's used on canvas. Here, Nina shows you various options for supports and how to gesso a pre-stretched canvas or board.

Recommended with this class

  • Nina recommends that you watch the lessons on supplies before investing in materials
  • Acrylic paints
  • Brushes
  • Paper
  • Canvas, pre-stretched or materials for stretching your own
  • Palette
  • Gesso
  • Ruler and protractor