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This is everything a beginner needs to know about acrylic paint  but no body tells you! What Acrylic paint is. Why you should choose it. What a new artists needs to know about acrylic paint before they buy it 

This is part 3 of Novice November the Beginner Acrylic Painting Course with The Art Sherpa. This beginners Art Course  course is a free complete guide on everything beginners need to know about acrylic painting for the first time. 

00:00     Intro

02:16     Step 1   The Good And The Bad

08:50     Step 2   Why Acrylic Paint Is Special

10:05     Step 3   What Acrylic Paint Is Made Of

13:31     Step 4   How Does Paint Dry

15:51     Step 5   3...2...1 Paint Levels

23:28     Step 6   Paint Body

25:20     Step 7   Types Of Acrylic Paint

27:34     Step 8   Paint Packaging

28:27     Step 9   How To Read A Tube Of Paint

30:41     Step10   Paint Gone Bad

34:17     Step11   Do’s And Don’ts of Acrylics

37:21     Step12   Cinnamon’s Paint Picks

42:59     Step13   Next Up

MINIBOOKS: ✏️ 📖 Mini books :

Webpage - Get the complete course organized together:

You can Watch The full Course in this order ANY TIME

INTRODUCTION to Beginner Acrylic Painting Course Oct 30 th 1 pm edt

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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. 

download-2.jpg I am using the Primary Set of Abstract by Sennelier  Set of paint
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  • Primary Red
  • Primary Yellow
  • Primary Blue
  • Mars Black
  • Titanium White



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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

This is a complete painting program designed to take you from never having painted before to creating art that you can be proud of. The course is completely free and teaches you the basics so that you will paint with success and confidence from your home based studio, regardless of whether it’s the kitchen table or a fully decked out art studio.

Classes start November 2, 2021, and will take place on both YouTube and Facebooks on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sundays, at 1 pm EDT until November 30, 2021. Every class will be at the easiest beginner level with a focus of helping first time artists. Not only will you learn the beginner basics about acrylic, but it is my goal that by the end of the course, you will have the fundamental set of skills you can build on and, at the same time, unlock your creative potential. Classes will be pre recorded live streams to help us schedule and to allow me to be present in chat during all classes to answer your questions.

The course consists of an introduction and 17 classes which will introduce concepts and skills needed for first time acrylic painters of all ages. Extra resources will be provided from the The Art Sherpa website,

Although students must provide their own art materials, I designed the series using the minimal basic art supplies for acrylic painting.

If you have really wanted to begin painting but did now know where to start, this course is perfect for you. Perhaps you have been painting for a while but never really got the opportunity to learn the basics. This is still the course for you.

Playlist for videos :

  • What is the course ?
    • A complete beginners course in acrylic painting for people who have never painted before
  • What you will learn
    • Everything first time painters really need to know but did not even know how to ask.
    • How to set up your first basic home studio
    • What acrylic paint is and how it works
    • What you should know about canvas and brushes
    • Terms and techniques to begin and succeed at your first paintings
    • How to fix mistakes
    • How to mix basic colors
    • The basic first things beginners need to be able to paint
    • You will understand the basic art terms for acrylic painting
    • You will complete 10 full paintings and gain enough skills to feel good about painting in general and move on to more complicated ideas

Beginner Acrylic Painting Course Syllabus

  1. Oct 30 1:00 PM EDT - INTRODUCTION to Beginner Acrylic Painting Course  
  2. Nov 2  1:00 PM EDT - Setting Up Your Acrylic Art Studio 
  3. Nov 4  1:00 PM EDT - Acrylic Paint, The Basics  
  4. Nov 6  1:00 PM EDT - Acrylic Brushes For Beginners 
  5. Nov 7  1:00 PM EDT - Painting Surfaces For Beginners 
  6. Nov 9  1:00 PM EDT - Introduction to Acrylic Techniques For Beginners 
  7. Nov 11 1:00 PM EDT - Brush Stroke and Core Painting Skills  
  8. Nov 13 1:00 PM EDT - Introduction To Beginners Primary Color Mixing 
  9. Nov 14 1:00 PM EDT - Two Cute Cats Painting Step By Step EASY 
  10. Nov 15 1:00 PM EDT - Cute birds Painting Step By Step EASY
  11. Nov 16 1:00 PM EDT - Flowers in Mason jar Painting Step By Step EASY 
  12. Nov 17 1:00 PM EDT - Pond with Dragon Fly  Painting Step By Step EASY 
  13. Nov 18 1:00 PM EDT - Peacock Feather Painting Step By Step EASY 
  14. Nov 20 1:00 PM EDT - Air Balloon Painting Step By Step EASY
  15. Nov 21 1:00 PM EDT - Waterfall Painting Step By Step EASY
  16. Nov 22 1:00 PM EDT - Pier and  Lake Painting Step By Step EASY
  17. Nov 23 1:00 PM EDT - Zen stones Painting Step By Step EASY
  18. Nov 24 1:00 PM EDT - Cute Corgi Painting Step By Step EASY
  19. Nov 27 1:00 PM EDT - “YOU DID IT” Celebration Party