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Reviews of the Top 10 Painting Courses of 2017

Welcome to our reviews the Best Painting Courses of 2017 (also known as Teach Yourself Painting Guides). Check out our top 10 list below and follow our links to read our full in-depth review of each teach yourself painting guide, alongside which you'll find costs and features lists, user reviews and videos to help you make the right choice.


Editor's Top 10 Buying Guide
 
Learn and Master Painting image
Home instruction course comprising of: 20 DVDs for video demonstration. Learn everything you need to know about oil and acrylic painting Setting up a studio/workspace. Brush work technique. Color theory. Controlling color intensity and understanding color combinations. Understanding composition. Understanding perspective. Using photographic reference. Varnishing your paintings. Close-up detailed instruction Painting a gradation. Setting up a still life. Methods for locating and placing a focal point on your canvas....

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A Real Art Lesson image
Learn all you need to know to do any type of painting, in portrait or landscape. How to place your objects, lighting and composition. 140 pages of information, 225 photos. How to prepare the canvas step-by-step. How we transfer the drawing to the canvas. You will see up-close, the umber under-layer, and how it is done. The finished umber under-layer and all the steps to get you there. You...

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The Virtual Art Academy image
FREE MEMBERSHIP Monthly newsletter with a free lesson taken from various course units in the FULL MEMBERSHIP course. Information on interesting museum exhibitions, art competition, recommended art books and videos, and special offers on other courses. FULL MEMBERSHIP includes full course of 250 assignments. Learning programme guide. Art Reference Library made up of: 56 course units. 9 basic Course Building Blocks. Instant download e-book format. Online campus community Meet...

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The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted (Kathleen Staiger) image

The author Kathleen Staiger has taught painting for more than thirty five years. Clear step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning through: Clear text. Diagrams. Illustrations. Exercises. Demonstrations. Topics include: Brush control. Creating the illusion of three dimensions. Fool-proof color mixing. Still-life painting. Landscapes. Portrait. Editor's Verdict: The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted comes highly recommended and praised by its readers. Kathleen Staiger is an artist and teacher...

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The Thriving Artist image
Over 13.5 hours of material. 27 sections including: Pricing strategies. Advice on one-of-a-kind v production work. Galleries and weekend art shows. Niche markets. Commission work, creating series and theme work. How to turn special events and holidays into cash in your pocket. How to sell your work to the state. How to find art works in the public domain for inspiration. How to use the internet as a marketing...

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The Carder Method image
6 hours of instruction on 2 DVDs, detailing: Which paint, brushes, and other supplies you will need to get started. How to set up your studio. How to set up your still life. How to stain your canvas. How to draw using the Proportional Divider. How to mix colours using the Color Checker. How to paint using the colours you've mixed. How to varnish your finished painting. A color...

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David Bellamy's Complete Guide to Watercolour Painting image

300 step-by-step: photographs. tips. instructions. finished paintings. Subjects covered: still life. figure drawing. flowers. buildings. landscapes. Chapters include: Introduction. Materials. Basic Techniques. Painting a Simple Scene step by step. Understanding Tone. Using Color. Composition. Still Life. Pottery Still Life step-by-step. Flowers and Plants. Hedgerow step by step. Landscape. River Landscape step by step. Buildings. Old Farmhouse step by step. Painting People. Women at the Peruvian Market step by step....

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The Famous Artists School image
Certificate Course in Illustration and Design Four volume, fully illustrated colorful text book "A Study Guide with Home Projects". 10 lesson assignments. Mailer and return labels for assignments. 10 personal lesson critiques from your instructor. Booklet: "How to Turn Your Part-time Painting into Dollars". Topics covered: Drawing Techniques: Pencil and Ink. Painting Techniques: Wash and Opaque Watercolor. The Vital Force in Art Design. Composition: Organizing the Picture Elements. Creative...

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Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner image

More than 70 simple step-by-step demonstrations. Teaching expertise of three well-known professional artists. TV Artist Alwyn Crawshaw introduces the reader to basic techniques including: brush strokes. color mixing. making objects look 3-D. depicting distance and foreground. painting simple buildings. painting fruit, vegetables, flowers, skies, trees, landscapes and coastlines. Lecturer and writer Sharon Finmark explains how you can paint realistic figures, covering: scale and proportion. mixing convincing skin colors. painting...

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Oil Painting for Dummies (Anita Giddings and Sherry Clifton) image

Full colour easy-to-complete projects: Choose the right supplies. Set up your studio and care for your equipment. Handle your materials safely. Develop your design and composition skills. Make practice sketches and studies. Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes. Try out different compositions. Mix any color you want. Simplify tricky still-life subjects. Paint landscapes and common objects outdoors. Paint portraits and the human form. Chapters...

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