ACRYLIC Painting Classes - Brisbane
Acrylic paints are fast drying and can be used straight from a tube or thinned with water. Although they are water soluble, they become water-resistant once dry. They are extremely versatile and vibrant, offering the artist a wide range of textures, colours and consistencies. Acrylics are compatible with many texture mediums and are a favourite among abstract and mixed media artists.
Acrylics are also cost effective, making them perfect for working on a much large scale. As these paints are opaque and fast drying, they can be very forgiving, allowing you to adjust your painting as you develop your piece.
Depending on how much acrylic is diluted with water, or added to gel mediums, retarders, spreaders or impasto, the finished acrylic painting can resemble a watercolour, a gouache or an oil painting. Acrylic paints tend to dry darker than their wet state and take some practice to become familiar with how they change when dry.
Acrylic paints are suitable for beginners wanting to paint a range of subjects and explore myriad styles & genres.
Find our recommended materials list here - all products link directly to The Art Shed, Brisbane.
Samples of ART101 Student artworks in Acrylic