Startup Library: Painting With Acrylic (DVD)


Everything you need to start painting with acrylic — tools, techniques and more.

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What You Get

  • 2 DVDs with a total of 12 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including a supply list and reference images
  • 5+ Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning


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Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. What You Need: Supports
4. Method: Stretching Canvas
5. Method: Workspace
6. Exercise: Value Painting of Geometric Shapes
7. Exercise: Value Painting of Eggs
8. Exercise: Monochromatic Painting of Eggs
9. Exercise: The Color Wheel
10. Exercise: Neutralization Scales
11. Exercise: Complementary Color Painting of Eggs
12. Make It: Lemon Painting

Recommended with this product

  • Nina recommends that you watch the lessons on supplies before investing in materials
  • Acrylic paints
  • Brushes

Taught by

Nina Weiss
Nina Weiss
In 1980, Nina Weiss left the cities of the East Coast for the farmlands of the American Midwest. The vast open spaces inspired her to begin her journey as a landscape painter. Today, Nina's work is represented in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, as well as in a variety of books and films. Nina taught for more than 18 years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and she's currently teaching at Columbia College Chicago.

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