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Acrylic April 2021 A Story of Water

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By: TheArtSherpa
Posted in: Acrylic April
Acrylic April 2021 A Story of Water

Acrylic April IS Coming 

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April is coming !! Welcome to Acrylic April, a yearly 30 day painting challenge started by The Art Sherpa. The goal of Acrylic April is to help all artists of any skill level transform their painting experience in just 30 days. The challenge can be completed in two ways. 

Word Prompts - Released March 25th 

Video classes - Begin April 1 11 am EST on youtube 

How to participate for 2021 

Buy materials , come to the video class and share the Art. 

Acrylic April Painting Challenge begins April 1st 2021- no joke

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30 Days, 30 Powerful Little Paintings

We hope that Every April, artists from all over the world take on the all Acrylic, all April painting challenge by doing one small acrylic painting every day for the entire month.

I am creating the #AcrylicApril challenge as a way to introduce painters to the gifts of daily painting with Acrylic.This monthly challenge will help every acrylic artist unlock the true potential of the acrylic medium and their own art voice.

Anyone can do Acrylic April,

Just grab your paint, your brush and hit the studio (even if it’s your kitchen table).

#AcrylicApril rules:

1) Make a painting on a surface 12x12 or smaller. ( sorry for the confusion)

My live classes use an 8x8 

2) Share it online

3) Hashtag it with #AcrylicArpril #AcrylicApril202

#AcrylicAprilItsNoJoke   #TheArtSherpa   and be sure to add the day of the challenge, or word prompt, etc

4) Repeat Daily from April 1 ( no fooling) to April 30th

How to do the Challenge:

Do your best to paint daily. Some Days may be artwork you are excited about, some days you may scribble out an abstract, but under no circumstances should your be hard on yourself. If you make 30 little paintings you are a winner. If you make less than 30 you are a winner. Do your best, paint anything you want using the prompts and/or the daily tutorials with The Art Sherpa

Wait there are daily tutorials not just prompts ?? THAT'S right!!!

This is an Art Sherpa painting challenge so it’s extra awesome.. This challenge comes with a daily live video lesson you can follow along with. So you can use the prompts, follow the lesson, or do your own thing. Either way you are going to succeed. This is going to change your art world.

I will be teaching my lessons on an 8x8 art panel.

That's it! Now go make something beautiful.

Anyone, from Anywhere in the world, no matter who you are or how much painting experience you have can Join in.

You are invited to paint along!!

How much does it cost?  -


( so you can buy more art supplies )

Join the group and meet the community who is traveling on the Journey with you.


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Acrylic April 2021 

#AcrylicArpril #AcrylicApril202

#AcrylicAprilItsNoJoke   #TheArtSherpa  

  Below are a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS. 

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Suggested  3 options but you may source  your own - only one from each color 

*** Acrylic Paint Colors ***

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My Paint brands of choice are  Sennelier’s Acrylique, Golden Artist Color,  or Sennelier Abstract Acrylic. I also like Holbein, Artist loft level 3 and M Graham. 

 The links lead to the listed color in all 3 brands 

These products were hand picked by me. First two links are professional grade and economy Abstract Acrylic is the brant that I personally recommend for student grade. 

***Cadmium Yellow Medium : PY 35




***Cadmium Red medium   : PR 108 




***Phthalo  Green Blue shade : PG 7 - 




***Phthalo Blue Green shade :PB 15:3 




***Dioxazine Purple: PV 23 - 




***Ultramarine blue: PB 29 - 




***Quinacridone Magenta (fuschia) : PR 122



ABSTRACT   ***Titanium white: PW 6




***Mars black: PBk 11 




*Naples Yellow light   : py 53 




Naples Yellow Blog  

Burnt Sienna PB7   - 




We have removed the links to products temporarily due to Amazon changing the links out if a product sells out/becomes unavailable, to links to different products. This is causing some confusion within the community and we need to look into what is happening. 


8x8 -     


Dritz 3095 Chalk Cartridge Set : 

CretaColor pencil White :  

T Square Ruler -  

Golden Glazing Liquid For Blending -  

Saral Paper:  

Artist Tape : 

The Pioneer Woman Turning table : 


Brushes - are not final until the last video is filmed. Please use these as a guide of what I am planning to use. These are brushes I use very often.

Try Micheals online and The Brush Guys too

Brights in firm synthetic

Brights in Bristles

Rounds with Good point



Filbert or Cats Tongue for Acrylic

For Acrylic April will be using a few more brushes so that we can accomplish and learn some new techniques. You do not need to have the exact brand of brushes. When it comes to Bright you might be able to use a single bright there are a lot of ways to save money. my students often paint with different tools and that's not something that I mind at all. This list of brushes and information should be used as a guide and I highly recommend you make this work within your own personal budget or painting process.

I like Raphael Textura Brushes, Simply Simmons Extra firm filament and Hog brushes. Silver brushes and Princeton brushes for firm try catalyst and Creative mark pro-stroke . Just to name a few. I will do a studio set up for AA april video that should release before the event begins.

Below are a list of RECOMMENDED MATERIALS.

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Princeton Round Blender Size 12 : 

1” oval mop ( Called ultimate varnish) : 

CAMBRIDGE bright size 8 : 

Ruby Satin Angle, Size 1/2 

Monogram liner : 

The Art Sherpa Cats Tongue :

The Art Sherpa round #4

Ruby Satin bright #20 

Cambridge Round #6

Ruby satin bright #26 


How to prep 

Upcoming 2021 Live streams 

Set you your studio and materials 

How to Mix Color Easy 


Get ready for a Daily painting 

Create Color chart

Split Primary Color Wheel

How to use a Traceable   

Practice Techniques 


PAST years here 

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Acrylic April 2019 -


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Acrylic April 2020 -


01/30/23 03:50:14AM @tracyberge:
Honestly thank you so much for your page.