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Acrylic Painting Classes Washington, D.C.

Unlock your creative potential with acrylic painting classes in Washington, D.C.. Learn the techniques and skills to create stunning masterpieces while gaining confidence and artistic expression.

Unfortunately, no classes in-person in Washington, D.C. have spots left, but 6 classes live online are available.

Online Painting with Acrylics 301

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Unleash your creativity and learn the techniques of 20th-century masters with the Online Painting with Acrylics 301 course. Discover how to mix colors, prepare the canvas, and execute styles such as impressionism, contemporary realism, color block, and abstract. Take your painting skills to the next level with this flexible and vibrant medium.

Thursday Dec 7th, 5:30–6:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

Ceramic Llama Painting

Food Craft @ Live Online

Easy ceramic painting with virtual llama meeting No drama for our Llamas! Fulfill your dream of painting a ceramic Llama, while (virtually) meeting real Llamas! This event will be unforgettable and Ll-amazing. Paint your own ceramic Llama pottery with your desired color palette and get to visit fantastic Llama royalties you'll never meet anywhere else! Guests will discover the easy techniques for painting a colorful ceramic Llama, and meet star...

Wednesday Dec 20th, 9am–11pm Eastern Time

Exploring Abstract Art For New Artists

Living Your Wild Creativity @ Virtual Classroom

Discover the secrets of creating captivating abstract art with Exploring Abstract Art For New Artists. This immersive course from Living Your Wild Creativity provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to create stunning abstract masterpieces. Dive into a world of creativity and unleash your artistic potential.

Thursday Dec 7th, 3–4:15pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)

$105

3 sessions

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Ceramic Face Planter

Food Craft @ Live Online

Discover the art of self-expression and acrylic painting in our Ceramic Face Planter class. Learn color mixing and painting techniques and reflect on personal growth through creative exploration. Join us where personal transformation blossoms alongside your beautifully painted planters. What You'll Learn: Acrylic Painting Techniques  Plant Care Your Kit Paint Brushes Set of Acrylic Paint Ceramic Face Planter Pair of Gloves Plant...

Wednesday Dec 20th, 9am–11pm Eastern Time

Beginners Intro to Mixed Media, Painting & Collage Art

The Art Studio NY @ Online Classroom

NOTE: This is an Online Art Class. Our instructors will work with you over high-quality live video and teach you to make art from the comfort of your home. NOTE:The Art Studio NY conducts classes from New York City, United States (Eastern Daylight Time) Whether you are total beginner to mixed-media, painting and collage art, or you're needing a creative jumpstart, this inspiring, engaging online art class is a perfect place to start! In only...

Saturday Dec 16th, 4–5:30pm Eastern Time

Online Water - Soluble Oils 401

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ Live Online via Zoom

Discover the eco-friendly joy of oil painting with water-soluble oils. Learn the techniques of mixing colors and brushwork while creating stunning traditional and contemporary pieces. Say yes to this delicious and non-toxic medium at Pastimes for a Lifetime.

Thursday Dec 7th, 5:30–6:30pm Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)

$160

4 sessions

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Acrylic Painting for High-School Students

VisArts at Rockville @ 155 Gibbs St, Washington, DC

Students will be inspired by examples of various artist's paintings, themes and techniques. They will take these ideas and compose an original painting first by sketching an idea and then transferring the image to canvas. Color, composition and technique will be emphasized. All Materials are provided.

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$90

4 sessions

Advanced Acrylic Abstract Painting

Yellow Barn Studio @ 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC

An in-depth exploration for advanced and intermediate students. Develop your ideas and imagination, think outside the box but pay attention to texture, color, composition and spatial relationships to create exciting abstract paintings. Paint among a creative, supportive group. There is no instructor. Permission required prior to registration, just to make sure that this is the class for you. 

No upcoming schedules
$160

10 sessions

Acrylic Painting

Yellow Barn Studio @ 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC

Great class to explore expressive painting in acrylics. Learn how paint instinctively with acrylics and explore all the nuances of this wonderful medium to your advantage. Work on visual sensitivity, cultivating technical skills and developing personal view points. This class may be repeated as assignments are designed to meet the needs of all levels. Demo and lectures on composition and color theory.

No upcoming schedules
$295

10 sessions

Acrylic Landscapes

Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing @ 1776 E Jefferson St, Rockville, MD

Come discover the joy of painting landscapes in acrylic! We will explore color choices, painting approaches, and acrylic techniques in 2D and 3D. We will discuss options for Plein Air as well.  All levels welcome. Bring a reference photo or use one of the teachers.

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Still Life Painting in Acrylics

VisArts at Rockville @ 155 Gibbs St, Washington, DC

In this four-week workshop, students will learn the basics of setting up and executing a still lifein acrylics. The arrangement will be made up of a variety of items to provide opportunities to represent various forms, textures, and surfaces with paint. Color and composition will be emphasized.  Materials are not included. If desired, materials may be purchased from VisArts and will be on hand at the first class. Or materials may be purchased...

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$132

4 sessions

Acrylic and Oil Studio

McLean Community Center @ 1446 Chain Bridge Rd, Virginia, DC

Acrylic and Oil Studio Learn the technical and expressive fundamentals of painting with either acrylic or oil (student?s choice). Explore color theory, composition, and thematic development as you work from still life, photographs, art reproductions and more. More advanced students will progress on an individual basis

No upcoming schedules
$350

9 sessions

Abstract Expressionist Painting- Acrylic

Yellow Barn Studio @ 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC

Working with acrylic paint and mixed media, students will develop their eye and explore abstraction using using color, line, form and movement. Critiques and art history will be used to understand and develop abstract concepts and composition.

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$300

9 sessions

Trompe L�Oeil And Photorealism

The Art League @ 105 North Union St, Alexandria, VA

The difference between Photo Realism and Trompe LÕoeil is one of composition. This class includes instruction on those differences, as well as techniques for making texture, and creating a perfect illusion. New students work on an introductory project encompassing various techniques. Experienced participants have a choice of independent projects or projects designed by the instructor.  Acrylics are used to speed up the process of learning...

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$220

9 sessions

Fundamentals of Painting (Beginner to Intermediate)

Yellow Barn Studio @ 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC

The goal of this class is to provide a strong foundation for oil and acrylic painters by providing students with a working understanding of composition, paint application, and color theory. Students will gain knowledge from working from the figure, still life and landscape.  $10 model fee paid in class.

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$295

9 sessions

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Discover the Best Acrylic Painting Classes in Washington, D.C.

Acrylic paints, which are used in acrylic painting, were developed from acrylic resin in the early 1900s. Acrylic paints were popular among house painters because they were less toxic than other paints being used at the time. Artists were using acrylic paints by the 1960s. They realized that not only were acrylics easy to use and clean up, but they could also be used to mimic watercolors and oil paints. 

Today, acrylic paints are a popular medium among painters of all skill levels. They’ve garnered a reputation for being low-maintenance because they’re fast-drying and considered easy to use. Acrylic paints are also inexpensive. All you need to start acrylic painting is acrylic paints, paintbrushes, a painting surface like canvas or paper, and water. You can learn tips on painting with acrylics on the internet, in books, or by taking an acrylic painting class.

Why You Should Learn Acrylic Painting in

Acrylic painting can provide you with several benefits. Painting is often used as a form of therapy to help regulate a person’s emotions. Painting is a useful distraction against the stressors in your life. It can therefore help reduce stress, anxiety, and even depression. Painting requires you to focus on what you’re creating, so it also can help you improve your patience and attention to detail. 

When you begin painting with acrylics, you’ll need to determine what you want to paint and how you can effectively do so on your chosen surface. You’ll need to brainstorm, use your imagination, and be creative. Painting will also allow you to work on your problem-solving skills, as it’s likely you’ll run into problems or make mistakes.

In-Person Acrylic Painting Classes in

If you’d like professional instruction in acrylic painting, you can sign up for an in-person acrylic painting class in the area. Your instructor will provide you with in-depth demonstrations and provide one-on-one support as you work on your projects. Classes are typically offered by art studios and schools. Taking a painting class also gives you the chance to meet others with similar interests. 

You can find new and returning acrylic painting classes on CourseHorse. Classes are available for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level painters and cover a range of topics and techniques. If you know of a studio or school in your area, you might consider reaching out to them and seeing if they’ll be teaching any acrylic painting classes in the future. 

Previous acrylic painting classes taught in the DC area have taught the nuances of painting with acrylics and guided students through their exploration of abstract artwork using acrylics. Check back to CourseHorse frequently to see if acrylic painting classes are being taught near you. 

Virtual Acrylic Painting Classes 

For anyone who can’t attend an in-person painting class, whether it’s because none are being offered or if it’s because they can’t make the commute, there are virtual acrylic painting classes they can sign up for. 

You can take a virtual acrylic painting class remotely, from the comfort of your home or office. You’ll receive instruction from a professional who will also be available to answer your questions and give you personalized feedback. Although these classes are taught online, many of them still provide students with the opportunity to socialize. 

Online classes will typically require you to purchase all the necessary materials yourself, or they’ll suggest a materials kit that contains most if not all supplies. You can check the class page for a supply list or reach out to the instructor about what you’ll need to purchase. 

Sign up for Painting with Acrylics, an online class taught by an instructor at the Evanston Art Center, for an introduction to acrylic painting. By the end of the class, you’ll understand color mixing, painting techniques, and composition, as they all pertain to acrylics. You’ll receive one-on-one instruction and be encouraged to work on developing personal themes through your work. Students will be required to purchase all necessary supplies, which are listed on the class supply list. 

Newbies to acrylic painting are welcome to take The 92nd Street Y’s class, Acrylic Painting for Absolute Beginners. This class will teach you to explore textures and surfaces to create depth and luminosity in your art. Direct observations will be done to achieve this through basic forms before moving on to still-lifes and live models. No prior experience is necessary to take this class. 

Acrylic fabric art is common among hobbyists who like to work with paints and fabrics. You too can learn how to paint on fabric with acrylic paint in La Pittura Art Studio’s tote bag painting class. Participants will be sent a DIY kit by the studio. This kit will include paints, brushes, a disposable apron, and a canvas tote bag. The only items you’ll need to supply yourself are paper towels and a cup of water. 

Private Group Acrylic Painting Classes in

Are you looking to book a private group acrylic painting class? CourseHorse can deliver classes to you that are fun activities to do with a group of friends on the weekend or can serve as a team-building activity among coworkers. 

If you’d like to schedule a stress-free painting class, book their virtual Acrylic Painting workshop. Your group will be led by an instructor through the reproduction of an image on canvas using acrylic paints. At the end of the class, your group can show off their work and compare how your styles differed. 

A less traditional method of acrylic painting is pour-painting. This method uses pourable acrylic paint to produce uniquely painted canvases by pouring the paint on top. Various designs can be achieved depending on how you choose to pour your paint. If this interests your group, you can book CourseHorse’s Acrylic Pour Art class

You can contact CourseHorse through the contact form on their website to learn about more acrylic painting classes that they can offer you. You’ll be able to discuss your group’s learning needs and goals and have the option of scheduling a 20-minute demo of a class for $100. 

CourseHorse does not charge booking fees. They’ll also allow last-minute rescheduling for a $150 fee if you’re rescheduling less than 48 hours before your class. Cancellations are free if done up to two weeks before the class is scheduled. 

CourseHorse accommodates several online video platforms. Zoom is the preferred platform; however, you can choose to take your class over Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, or WebEx if you supply the meeting details.

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