Course Syllabus


Course Description

Acrylics Unleashed: Dive Deep into the Vivid World of Acrylic Painting

Step into the vibrant realm of acrylic painting—a universe teeming with color, potential, and unbridled creativity. Whether you're a novice taking your first brush strokes or a seasoned artist eager to explore new horizons, acrylics beckon with a promise of endless possibilities.

Why Choose Acrylics? A Closer Look:

At its core, what are acrylic paints? Going beyond the jargon, think of acrylics as versatile liquid plastics. Scientifically speaking, they comprise pigments held together by an acrylic polymer emulsion. But what truly sets them apart is their adaptability. Ever made a mistake on canvas? Fret not, for acrylics' opacity lets you paint right over it, turning missteps into masterpieces. Moreover, their swift drying time—often under an hour—provides immediate gratification unlike any other medium.

Highlights of Our Comprehensive Course:

  • Mastering the Basics: Dive into the core properties that make acrylics a standout medium—from its water-soluble nature, allowing for swift drying, to the difference between acrylics and oil paints.

  • Harnessing Water as a Tool: Discover how water isn't just a binder but an artist's tool, aiding in blending and achieving the desired texture and hue.

  • Extend and Enhance: Uncover the magic of acrylic retarders—powerful agents that prolong drying time. Made predominantly of glycerol or glycerin, retarders offer the artist ample time to perfect and blend, paving the way for richer canvases.

  • Versatility at Its Best: Acrylics don't conform—they transform! Learn to manipulate their texture, from thick impasto styles to watery, watercolor-esque washes.

  • Innovate with Everyday Tools: Push boundaries by incorporating household items like sponges, plastic forks, or saran wrap, adding layers of depth and uniqueness to your artwork.

  • Boundless Canvas Options: With acrylics, the world is your canvas. Paint not just on traditional surfaces like paper but also on wood, leather, clothing, and even glass. Your imagination sets the limits!

  • Finishing Touches: Complete your masterpieces with the perfect seal, be it glossy, matte, or smooth, ensuring your artwork stands the test of time without the need for glass framing.

Why Enroll in "Acrylics Unleashed"?

Acrylics are a celebration of freedom, offering a dance of colors that's both forgiving for beginners and challenging for the experienced. This course is more than just a guide—it's an immersive experience that takes you by the hand, leading you through the mesmerizing world of acrylics, unraveling its secrets, and inspiring you to create like never before.

So, are you ready to unleash your creativity, to blend, layer, and experiment? Dive in and let the vibrant hues of acrylics paint your artistic journey!

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe and define what acrylic painting is.
  • Identify the supplies you need for acrylic painting.
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to work with color in acrylic painting.
  • Summarize the versatility of acrylics.
  • Summarize vocabulary, texture, and design.
  • Demonstrate basic painting techniques.
  • Demonstrate painting a still life.
  • Demonstrate painting landscapes and seascapes.
  • Demonstrate painting animals and portraits.
  • Demonstrate painting abstracts.
  • Demonstrate creating compositions using tools.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Assignment 1 100 points
What Do You Think? 100 points
Exam 1 10 points
Assignment 2A 100 points
Assignment 2B 100 points
Exam 2 10 points
Assignment 3 100 points
Exam 3 10 points
Assignment 4A 100 points
Assignment 4B 100 points
Exam 4 10 points
Assignment 5A 100 points
Assignment 5B 100 points
Exam 5 10 points
Assignment 6A 100 points
Assignment 6B 100 points
Exam 6 10 points
Assignment 7 100 points
Exam 7 26 points
Assignnment 8A 100 points
Assignment 8B 100 points
Exam 8 10 points
Assignment 9 100 points
Exam 9 10 points
Assignment 10 100 points
Exam 10 10 points
Assignment 11 100 points
Exam 11 10 points
Assignment 12 100 points
Assignment 13 100 points
Exam 13 10 points
Assignment 14 100 points
Exam 14 10 points
Assignment 15A 100 points
Assignment 15B 100 points
Your Rules 100 points
Final Exam 40 points
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