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The Texture Toolbox: Acrylic Medium Magic

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Go beyond the paint to breathe new life into your acrylics!

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Rhéni Tauchid
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Acrylic paints can yield beautiful results, but you open up a whole new world when you start playing with mediums. Join mixed media painter Rhéni Tauchid and learn how to create enticing and unexpected textures by applying mediums, gels and more to your acrylics. It's a one-of-a-kind texture toolbox!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Medium Essentials
Mediums are the real manipulators of acrylic paint -- but which ones do you use when? And how do you combine them with your colors, or with each other? Rhéni Tauchid starts class by helping you identify the different families of acrylic mediums and the functions of each.
2. Grounds
3. Thin Mediums
4. Gel Mediums
5. Granular & Smooth Textures
6. Custom Mediums & More

Taught by

Rheni Tauchid
Rheni Tauchid
Rhéni Tauchid is a renowned artist, sought-after instructor and published author. Her work references color-field painting and abstract landscape forms. In addition to her studio practice in Kingston, Ontario Canada, she is a materials consultant and Director of the Tri-Art Acrylic Education Program. She has also authored two books, The New Acrylics, and its sequel, New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook.

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