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The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting Techniques

The Ultimate Acrylic Painting Class · Self-Guided Video Instruction

From Your First Brushstroke to Your Ultimate Masterpiece – This Course Has It All!

Anyone can master acrylic painting with the right skills! With this all-inclusive acrylic painting course, learn to achieve a wide range of painting techniques. Gain confidence to create any painting effect, style and image you desire!

Learn from the nation’s foremost acrylic expert and international best-selling author of acrylic painting books, including Acrylic Revolution. As a bonus gift, the course includes four ebooks at no additional cost. This is a $95 value if purchased separately.

Nancy’s professional and easy-to-follow videos show you all the ways to use acrylic – from traditional painting methods such as glazing, stippling, color mixing and dry brushing, as well as NEW contemporary methods such as flinging, pouring, sanding, layering, and hundreds more painting tips to get successful results.

Download/stream this course with over eleven hours of video instruction and four reference ebooks. Use this as a do-it-yourself course, following each video in order like a workshop. This unique course is also used as a professional reference guide to quickly access acrylic techniques whenever needed.

Warning: Course side effects may include creative joy and a painting addiction! 

$685 Value for Only $217. You get 30 Professional Videos and 4 Ebooks with this course. If purchased individually (only 7 of the 30 videos are sold separately) it would cost much more. You SAVE over $450!

Nancy Reyner shares her 30 years as a professional painter and Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors in creating this course.

Preview this course video below.

“Painters will master acrylic techniques in record time!”
– Rick Garcia, artist, PA, USA

Immediately upon purchase you access the entire guide. Materials can be downloaded onto your computer for lifetime access.

What experience level can benefit?
Any level will benefit! All techniques are fully explained for a wide audience and range of techniques. If you are a beginner and serious about painting, this course will have you learning to paint with ease and confidence in no time! Perhaps you already have some painting experience in another medium – like oil or watercolor? Then this course will make it easy to transfer your process to acrylic. Even painters with years of acrylic experience will find new and exciting ideas, updated information, great tips to control results, and more expertise to resolve painting issues. Complete this course and get everything you need to paint successfully with acrylic.

Easily resolve painting problems, such as
-How do I create interesting textures?
-What’s the difference between mediums, gels and pastes?
-How to create transparency in layers?
-What is pouring – and especially the new popular “cell” pouring?
-How do I make my work long lasting and archival?
-What are the best ways to imitate oil paint with acrylic?
-How to imitate watercolor effects with acrylic?
and much more……
As an extra bonus, Nancy reveals at last her secret techniques to create her popular waves and clouds.

Testimonials
“I learned so much. This course has it all!”
– Bonnie Teitelbaum, painter, NM, USA

“Nancy feels like my fairy godmother! I felt very insecure about my techniques. Now I know how to achieve any result I want.”
– Phyllis Jaffe, painter, former art professor, Maryland, USA

“As an oil painter, learning about acrylics in this course introduced me to a world of new possibilities. I am now using acrylics as a base for my oil paints, as underpaintings to quickly map out a composition, for unusual textural surfaces, and to create effects not possible with oil.”
– Rajul Shah, Painter, Japan/USA

“Nancy Reyner is an artistic genius. She has a vast knowledge of painting, materials and styles. With Nancy’s thorough instruction I resolved my painting obstacles and I’m more inventive.”
– Janice Patterson, painter, Shoreline, WA, USA

List of Videos and Their Contents:

  • 1. Introduction (23 min)
    About the course, best ways to approach learning, supplies
  • 2. Acrylic Paint: A Whole New World (16 min)
    Acrylic properties, definitions, advantages, range of effects
  • 3. Paint Viscosities (10 min)
    Viscosity comparisons: Heavy Body, Fluid, High Flow
  • 4. Exploring Acrylic Binders (15 min)
    Mediums, gels, pastes, matte vs gloss, specialty mediums
  • 5. Acrylic is the Inventor’s Toolbox (22.5 min)
    Use binders to customize paint & surfaces, creative paint combinations & effects
  • 6. Classic-Style Painting with Acrylic (17 min)
    Use acrylic in a classic style painting technique, similar to oil painting
  • 7. Oil Effects with Acrylic (19.5 min)
    Intensify refraction, color enhancement, tips to imitate oil paint effects
  • 8. Perfect Color Mixing (101 min)
    Mix colors perfectly, optimal color palettes, color theory
  • 9. Surface Appeal (27.5 min)
    Custom painting surfaces for absorbency and texture
  • 10. Pigment & Paints (9.5 min)
    Organic & inorganic pigments, modern vs mineral colors
  • 11. Amazing Watercolor Effects with Acrylic (11 min)
    Imitate watercolor effects with acrylic, wash pouring
  • 12. The Truth About Over-Watered Acrylics (6.5 min)
    Tips on diluting acrylic with water
  • 13. How to Make Acrylic Dry Slower (28.5 min)
    Methods to slow down acrylic drying times
  • 14. Blending & Soft Edges (8.5 min)
    Easy color blending for soft edges
  • 15. Transparency & Glazing (27.5 min)
    Achieve glaze applications, special section for painting waves & clouds
  • 16. Layering (8.5 min)
    Wet-in-wet, texture layers, overlay pastes to rework, sheens to enhance spatial depth
  • 17. How to Make Acrylic Dry Faster (5 min)
    Customize paints & surfaces for fast working process
  • 18. Acrylic Painting Made Easier (6.5 min)
    Overall tips for working easily with acrylic
  • 19. Pouring Acrylic – Part I (15 min)
    Overview of pouring techniques, cell pouring, pigment weights
  • 20. Pouring Acrylic – Part II (71 min)
    More pouring ideas, marbleized effects, choosing pouring mediums
  • 21. Translucency & Atmospheric Veiling (9 min)
    Imitate wax encaustic effects, enhance spatial depth, sanding
  • 22. Reflective Paints (36 min)
    Interference vs Iridescent paints, metallic drawing surfaces
  • 23. How to Save Money (6 min)
    Buying choices, maintaining supplies, reviving dried paint
  • 24. Mixed Media & Collage (12 min)
    Gluing paper & objects; Digital Mixed Media to combine photography, drawing, printing & paint; acrylic skins, collage, hard edge taping
  • 25. Acrylic & Gold Leaf (104 min)
    Apply gold leaf to a painting surface, overpaint leaf with acrylic
  • 26. Important Preparation Steps (12.5 min)
    Archival beginnings: stain sealing, primers, gesso, lightfast color choices
  • 27. Important Finishing Steps(11 min)
    Archival finish coats, isolation coats, varnishing, UV protection, storage, shipping
  • 28. Care & Cleaning of Your Brushes (6 min)
    Wash & store brushes properly to keep them looking their best
  • 29. Pulling it All Together (48 min)
    Create a painting from start to finish using ten different layers of techniques
  • 30. Conclusion (2.5 min)


About Nancy
Nancy Reyner believes art is a rewarding pursuit and a powerful tool for transformation. She loves painting and assisting other artists. Nancy has over 30 years painting experience, authored four top selling painting books with North Light Books, received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Columbia University. She has appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever”, and worked as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors for 16 years. Nancy currently lives and paints in Santa Fe, NM.

4 thoughts on “The Complete Guide to Acrylic Painting Techniques

    1. Hi Beth, I just sent you an email reply that I’d be glad to arrange a payment plan for you. Let’s continue by corresponding through email. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best, Nancy

  1. Hello this sounds like something I’d be really interested in. I have ALL of your books and DVD’s. Are these videos and books different than those? Also, would they be downloadable to an IPad Pro?

    1. Hi Emily,
      Thank you for your interest in my course. And thank you for having all of my books and DVDs! This course’s 30 videos are to be seen in sequence, each one focusing on a specific aspect, each leading into the next. Each video concludes with painting ideas to practice the ideas, and also references my 4 books (previously written) for further reading. There is over 11 hours of footage in this course, 90% new material, as there will of course be some overlap with the material you may already know from the books and DVDs. I do believe this course will offer much more then is already in my 4 books and 7 DVD’s I have individually for sale. This course is more of a complete package explaining acrylic painting in a linear method. All the material is downloadable on any device. However, the videos will take up a large amount of space, approximately 30 GB of space, therefore I recommend downloading onto a separate hard drive. You can use your iPad Pro, and when you run out of space then save them elsewhere. I hope this answers your questions! Thanks again! Nancy

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