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Nov 2 - Setting Up Your Acrylic Art Studio
How to set up a Home Painting Studio Everything a Beginner Needs to Know. Learn what you need to have, how to set up the space, and how to make it work with real life. I will tell you my Must do tips and my NEVER ever do it things to avoid. This is everything a beginner needs to know but nobody tells you!
This is part 2 of Novice November the Beginner Acrylic Painting Course with The Art Sherpa.
This course is a free complete guide on everything beginners need to know about acrylic painting for the first time.
Chapters of video
01:38 The First Questions
05:14 Sit or Stand
12:49 Adaptive art Supplies
16:39 shopping Tips
27:09 Water Disposal
30:47 Painting storage
32:16 Pets and Kids
37:04 Minimum Materials
44:49 What next
Place to Paint
- Locate a space in your home you can dedicate to painting.
- Spaces that are dedicated are easier to use
- If you are using online teaching resources, think about how you can best access them. Casting or viewing on a larger device is better for your eyes. You want a clear video that is not making you strain your neck
- Does anyone have access to your art supplies like pets or children. If so they will need to be stored or housed where you can control access to them
- Windows are Great
- Heaters and air conditioners can speed the drying of paint. So can ceiling fans. Look for hidden speed dryers
- Do you have a plug close by? If not, make sure that you use home safety in mind with all cords. Think about the traffic path and how it flows through a space
- Does your ideal place have natural light? That is always lovely but most home studios are not made of windows and many people have to paint at night.
Ask the questions
Do you want to paint large canvases
Is this something you are dipping your toe into or are you sure you want to paint.
Do you have a dedicated room for painting?
Are you in a limited space ?
Best for a larger canvas.
Standing easels need more room
There are many options for limited space
You will need a sturdy side table for paint and water
A matt to prevent leg fatigue
These are great Easels
Dedicated art desk
Large or small space
Painting on an Angle
Painting at a table Easel
I like these Table Easels
I dont like these metal Easels
Why I use a Turn around table
Do not paint on the Floor or in your lap
Wheelchair accessible, Special needs and adaptive studios
Search Adaptive art supplies
Adaptive tools for mobility
Tremors and shakes
Easel Mahl Stick
Table a Bridge
How to buy art Supplies
Clearance discount pages
Local Art stores
Never pay list
The light you paint under is very important and effect how you see colors.
DON'T paint in the dark or dim light
Natural vs artificial
Natural is wonderful but changes all day and is difficult to control
Artificial is controllable but safety issues should be considered
- Changing light conditions will effect how you see the painting. Try to always paint in the same lighting conditions.
Warm vs Cool
Avoid “cool” or “bright white” fluorescent bulbs - they have been linked to eye damage in studies
LED is generally safer and comes in warm or cool light. If your light is too warm you will tend to compensate and you may find your paints all seem a little blue
5000K Daylight -LED Light Bulbs, CRI 90+
CRI is Color Rendering Index: The hight the number, the more accurate the color reproduction
LED - cheeper , no heat , but need to placed strategically
Home hardware stores have great 3 panel options and art stores have ones just for artists
Halogen - can be ok too, but hot and inefficient
Acrylic and wet paint can be shiny
Light that is at a 45 degree angle to the painting can help reduce glare
Some floors are easy to clean but some need protection. You will spill paint and paint water. There may be splatter and mess.
Acrylic brushes need to be washed and Acrylic water needs to be disposed of
Acrylic paint can be hard on plumbing
Many methods of doing this are expensive and require time and Space
Basically paint solids are Better to dispose of. That is dried paint.
You will notice that in your water cup when it sits the paint solids sink to the bottom
Wipe paint our of Brushes before washing
Drain Screen - Allow your water to settle after painting pour half to ⅔ water through Drain screen gently so as not to disturb the solids
Place Extra large Coffee Filter in mouth of Jar solids will collect in filters. Allow filters to Dry before throwing out .
Cat litter method is popular
Crash Solids kit By Golden paint
Storage of paintings
Don't let paintings touch facing each other
Heat is bad
Moisture is bad for art
Pets and Kids
Cats and Dog love to chew brushes, Drink paint water and walk though paint
Cats are attracted to natural hair brushes.
Dogs love to chew taklon
Keep tools away from pets
Small amount of paint water should be ok
Anything significant take to the very
Baby wipes and rubbing alcohol to clean up wet or dry paint
Kids love to paint they are curious - childproof your art supplies and make time and space for them to be creative with you
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Who is it for ?
- Acrylic Painters of All Ages and Levels
- Homeschool Moms
- Anyone who wants to learn how to paint in acrylic.
- Anyone who wants to learn more about painting acrylic basics.
How much does it cost?
- The classes and downloadable Resources are free. The materials are purchased by the student for the class
How do I sign up?
- Make an account on the website and opt into the newsletter
- Save the webpage https://theartsherpa.com/BeginnerAcrylicPaintingCourse
Buyers tip. I am using the Primary Abstract by Sennelier Set of paint - there are other primary sets out their and many painting companies will give you the courtesy of having at least 3 paints they call primaries in their paint line - You can use differently then myself but it will mean there are slight differences in our color mixes. So dont miss the color mixing class!! I have been painting online for a while I know what to do about these challenges.
|I am using the Primary Set of Abstract by Sennelier Set of paint|
- Primary Red
- Primary Yellow
- Primary Blue
- Mars Black
- Titanium White
Materials & Tools:
- 10 9” x 12” Surfaces for Painting (I will use canvas)
- Heavy Paper for Printing Worksheets (We may have printed packs for sale.)
- You can do them digitally.
- T- Square Ruler
- Chalk or Dritz Chalk Tool
- Pencil - HB is fine
- Cup for paint water
- Disposable Palette for paint
- Scratch paper or art journal for practice
- Fan Brush
- Round Brush
- Angle Brush ½”
- 1” Bright Brush
How many classes are there?
- 1 into
- 7 Painting Primer Classes
- 10 Paintings
- Celebration Party
Can I rewatch after the Live Premiers?
- Yes you can watch from home any time
How to find the classes?
- On the Youtube Channel https://www.youtube.com/theartsherpa
- Save the playlist : https://bit.ly/BeginnerAcrylicPaintingCourse
- Class Home page https://theartsherpa.com/BeginnerAcrylicPaintingCourse
- On the video tab : https://theartsherpa.com/videos
- By Month On the Calander : https://theartsherpa.com/calendar
- Facebook Page or events : https://www.facebook.com/TheArtSherpa
- Facebook Watch : http://bit.ly/FacebookWatchArtSherpa