Painting: Acrylic

  • Name:

    Painting: Acrylic (PTNG102)

  • Department:

    Fine Arts

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:


Painting: Acrylic


In this course, students explore acrylic painting as they learn about color and elements of design through representational and creative artworks. Lessons move from foundational painting techniques to more complex and detailed paintings as well as mixed-media collage. Projects include paintings inspired by nature, personal creativity, and the historical styles of the post-impressionist and fauvist movements.

Special Notes:

Each student needs weekly access to a scanner and/or a digital camera in order to submit artwork.


Ever wished you could paint like Van Gogh? Now is your chance! This course teaches a variety of painting techniques and is designed to give beginners a place to start exploring painting, while offering more advanced students the chance to challenge themselves artistically. Projects include complementary color paintings, mixed media collage, stamping, and creating artwork in a style of your choice that reflects something about who you are as an individual. You will use art to reflect God’s creation around you in addition to finding inspiration in historic paintings! After you’ve learned the basics of mixing paint and controlling your brushstrokes, you will be able to explore your own creative ideas and enjoy a world of new artistic possibilities!

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

Student Feedback

Painting 2 was a great experience because of the freedom it gave students – the class focused on teaching new techniques and skills, while allowing them to be applied in almost any way. Both beginners and experienced painters will benefit from this class!


I really liked how you could paint at what ever level you are at, and there was no pressure for everything to be exactly perfect like famous painters.


I really loved that this course had open-ended assignments that allowed us to be unique and show creativity, while all still following the same rubric.

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