Exploring acrylic painting

From £90

Wednesday 6, 13, 20 and 27 July

6:30 – 8:30pm (BST)

  Online – Zoom

  • Category: Course
  • Experience level: Beginner/Intermediate
  • Tutor: Liane Lang

17 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this online course: 

  • Lessons in the techniques of acrylic painting
  • Knowledge of the historical context of acrylic painting, referring to individual artists and artistic movements
  • An acrylic painting of a chosen figurative or abstract subject painted by the student
  • Elephant Academy Takeaway Technique: Confidence when working with the acrylic medium

Join artist Liane Lang virtually each week for an online art course exploring the techniques of acrylic painting in a nurturing and non-judgemental environment. Over the course of four weeks, students will be introduced to a range of basic acrylic painting techniques including colour mixing, composition, tone, perspective, glazing and mark making. Students will learn how to experiment with a variety of painting techniques to discover the qualities of different acrylic pigments, such as transparency and opacity.

Each class will include either figurative or abstract subjects and students will have the opportunity to study contextual and historical reference images. By the end of the course, students will have acquired new acrylic painting techniques and developed a base knowledge of different artists and artistic movements that utilise the acrylic medium. Students will understand the properties of specialist acrylic painting tools and be able to apply their learned techniques to their own acrylic painting.



Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.