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What is most versatile painting medium available today!?

Use it thin and watery on paper like water colour

Thick and heavy like oil
Drip intense colour like inks

Flat and smooth
Piles of texture

You will discover all of the above and so much more when painting with ACRYLICS!!

Join me to explore the real potential and excitement of this medium across a broad range of subjects and approaches

This course is absolutely suitable for any and all experience levels!

THE COURSE at a Glance

Over the course of three paint-along Zoom sessions, you will learn a range of techniques and approaches to this medium.

Acrylic painting, whilst founded in the usual principles,
has a great freedom to it.

There are very few limitations, and with the right pointers and guidance to get the best out of the medium, it is extremely forgiving. Students are always pleasantly surprised at what can be achieved with this paint!

For those who don't know them, acrylics are often misunderstood as being crude, garish and hard to work with. This is very far from the truth; they can be subtle, refined and extremely easy to work with.

There are of course potential pitfalls and issues, but once you know these they are 
easily bypassed to get you on the track to having creative fun with great results...whatever your current experience level.

We will be exploring everything from working watery to thick; layering and refined work through to bold expressive work, plus much more!

This course will be an excellent intro to painters new to acrylics, or as a recap for anyone a little out of practice, but equally suited to experienced acrylic users wishing to get more out of the medium and take their painting to the next level!



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My name is Tom.

I am a professional artist, specialising in watercolour, and I love SHARING my knowledge with others to help them on their own artistic journey.

After teaching and mentoring many students of all abilities for over 10 years, I have discovered and refined what is needed to IMPROVE your painting – and how to teach these concepts in a very simple and practical way to take your painting to the NEXT LEVEL.

Exploring Acrylic Painting
Online Zoom Mini Course

A Pre-recorded Intro video on materials and considerations
3 Live Zoom Sessions
(If you cannot attend live, recordings will be available immediately)
This course includes lifetime streaming access to Full HD versions, or you can download the videos – your choice
The course will operate through Google Drive but also via email for those who do not wish to use Google Drive

You will have life times access to stream all videos and sessions and/or download them to keep forever.


  • Pre-recorded Introductory Video - download or stream for life

  • 3 Live Zoom Sessions - approx. 3 - 3.5hrs including Q&A and draw-along demos

  • Catch up / re-watch via Zoom link (available immediately after each session)

  • Full HD version of live sessions will be available to download or stream on completion of the course

  • Theory, practical examples, studies and demonstrations – all draw-along style

  • Lots of reference photos across a range of subjects

  • Your questions answered by email – detailed answers will be addressed in live sessions

  • Life time access to stream the videos and/or download them to keep forever


I will send out and upload a suggested materials list well in advance of the course, including suggested brands and alternatives.

You can approach this course with narrow set of colours and one style of acrylics.

I be bringing in a few other materials as examples, however these are not essential.

Any queries about acrylic paint types and brushes, or if you are unsure about anything below, please do not worry, all will be explained in detail well in advance of the course.

  • A4 and /or A3 surface: acrylic paper, heavy weight mixed media paper

  • A basic set of 6 primaries plus white (I will be using more as examples, but they are not essential)

  • A few extra sundries depending on your paint choices (all to be explained)

  • A small selection of basic brushes - A range of sizes and shapes are useful. Some should be smooth, plus a few rougher hog style brushes would be helpful

  • Water pot and some sort of palette

  • Masking tape and a board if you do not wish to work direct in your sketch book /pad


LIVE SESSIONS have been set at a variety of times

This is in an attempt to accommodate an international range of students as best possible.

Allow around 3 - 3.5 hours (there will be plenty of breaks!)

Don't forget, if you can't attend live the replay is available immediately

Plus the HD version will be available to stream or download within 3 days

Not forgetting that you can STREAM or DOWNLOAD all videos and sessions FOREVER

All times UK (GMT)

Live Zoom Session 1: 15th January 2024 @10am

Live Zoom Session 2: 18th January 2024 @2pm

Live Zoom Session 3: 22nd January 2024 @5:30pm

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Join me for an Acrylic Adventure

EARLY BIRD PRICE until midnight 21st Dec'23 (UK time) = £79

Full Price after this = £95

(PLEASE NOTE that an edited version of this course will be available to purchase in the future but at the full price of £165. So even if you cannot attend live, purchasing now represents the best value!!)

There are 3 other Zoom Courses running in early 2024:

Charcoal, Sketching in Watercolour, The Figure Revisited

(click the links to see full details)

If you wish to book onto all 4, including this one, the option is below.

This option does represent by far the best value.

If you have any questions about any aspect of the course please do not hesitate to get in touch with Tom:

07980 611 267

copyright Tom Shepherd Art 2023 - 2065

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