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Painting with Acrylics 301 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401

This class is available online and safe in-studio - Click here for the online class Brighten up your world with amazing acrylics! This medium offers the flexibility of oils with a faster drying time and less hassles. In this class, students will learn techniques of the 20th century masters, including how to mix colors, prepare canvas, and execute styles including impressionism, contemporary realism, color block and abstract. Linda’s curriculum...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 9–10am Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Beginner Acrylics

Ako Eyong @ 5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91607

This class is for absolute beginners as well as for those who want to brush up on their skills.  It is a step by step, paint along class, during which the theories and principles behind every step are explained before they are executed. The students watch the instructor and then repeat the process on their own canvasses. And if they have any questions we go through them as well.  At the end of 2 hours every one goes home with a finished...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 3–5pm Pacific Time

Spooky Lane Deal

Spooky Lane

Painting & Vino @ 19034 Brookhurst St, Huntington Beach, CA 92646

Join us for step-by-step Instruction on how to recreate this Halloween inspired painting, "Spooky Lane". You'll be using acrylic paints to create this beautiful colorful creation. No Experience necessary. All supplies will be provided for you, including 11x14 canvas. Have a fabulous time sipping your favorite drink and being creative with your friends at this fun paint night art class.  We encourage artistic freedom! You can alter the painting...

Thursday Oct 12th, 6–9pm Pacific Time


Watercolor/Acrylic Painting

Water Media by Rea @ Exact location will be emailed, Van Nuys, CA 91405

Want to paint and have fun, I am an experienced teacher and active acclaimed artist who teaches watercolor, acrylic, and inks. You can learn each or a combination of all of the media, if you paint on paper this class is for you from beginners to advanced painters. A painting class for all levels! I teach on an individual basis if you are a beginner I help you pick the media, the paper, the brushes and techniques we begin with the basic colors in...

Wednesday Sep 27th, 10am–12:30pm Pacific Time

Jackocat Deal


Painting & Vino @ 12017 Venice Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Join us for step-by-step Instruction from Master Artist on how to recreate this super cool painting, "Jackocat". Customize the painting as you like and enjoy expressing your creative side while sipping on your favorite beverage with friends or family at this memorable painting event. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided for you. We encourage artistic freedom! You can alter the painting to fit your style and use any...

Sunday Oct 15th, 2–5pm Pacific Time

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Treetops - Paint and Sip Event

Painting & Vino @ 353 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Enjoy an evening of artistic expression, fine wine, and great company at  Curated Wines! Event Highlights: Unleash your inner artist as we guide you step by step through the creation of this colorful treetop vista. No experience is necessary! Bring a date, or a friend, or even come solo. Our instructor will provide everything you need for an unforgettable evening. Wine Selection: Sip on delicious wines from around the world, chosen to perfectly...

Sunday Sep 24th, 5–8pm Pacific Time

Sunset Palms Deal

Sunset Palms

Painting & Vino @ 2302 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107

Join our Master Artist for a step-by-step instruction on how to paint this colorful scene “Sunset Palms”. Enjoy expressing your creative side while sipping on your favorite beverage with friends or family at this memorable painting event. No experience is necessary. All supplies are provided for you. We encourage artistic freedom! You can alter the painting to fit your style and use any of our colors. Things to know: We require a 48-hour...

Wednesday Oct 4th, 6–9pm Pacific Time

The Reef at Sunset Deal

The Reef at Sunset

Painting & Vino @ 7821 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Have a great time recreating this super fun painting, “Reef at Sunset “ Explore your imagination and sip along as you make a masterpiece. Unwind with a brush, palette, and glass of your favorite drink as you settle into this painting with a twist experience. You can grab a drink and snack from the bar at the venue before getting comfortable in front of your canvas. All painting supplies will be provided for you. Learning art skills has never...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 12–3pm Pacific Time

Majestic Bird Deal

Majestic Bird

Painting & Vino @ 301 N Spurgeon St, Santa Ana, CA 92701

You’re invited to a fun Paint and Sip with event in Santa Ana! Come and have a great time and relax by recreating this beautiful bright painting “Majestic Bird”.  This event is perfect for sipping on your favorite drink and eating some delicious food for purchase. #sipandpaint #paintandsip #paintparty #painting #art#datenight #paint #girlsnight #wine #paintnight#wineandpaint #fun #girlsnightout #artist#orangecounty #losangeles #teambuilding...

Sunday Sep 24th, 3–6pm Pacific Time

Elephant Sunset Deal

Elephant Sunset

Painting & Vino @ 2130 E Maple Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

Fun times to be had! We will be painting ‘Elephant Sunset ‘, with step-by-step instruction by Master Artist. You’ll be using acrylics to recreate this beautiful, African sunset scene. So come enjoy painting, at this beginner-friendly event. Sketch supplied for transfer to the canvas!  No painting experience is necessary to join! All supplies will be provided for you. Suitable for adults, and kids (recommended ages 13+). An adult must...

Sunday Sep 24th, 5:30–8:30pm Pacific Time


Painting for Adults

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

This class will get you started in basic color charcoal stick painting techniques with an emphasis on understanding/experiencing color composition in two and three-dimensional design. Get step-by-step instructions as you use charcoal sticks and acrylics to paint still life, flowers, landscape, etc. This class will help to build your observational and visual thinking skills for showcasing artistic expression. Required Materials Bring 1 drawing...

Saturday Oct 28th, 10:30am–12pm Pacific Time

 (5 sessions)


5 sessions

Glass In Pieces

Allen Kenoyer Stained Glass @ 4571 Artesia Blvd, Lawndale, CA 90260

In this class we will be using new and re-purposed glass of all kinds; wine bottles, beer bottles, scrap glass, broken vases, etc. Then arrange them on the wooden canvas to create wonderful three dimensional compositions. We will be working on a 8” X 10" or 10” x 10” wood canvas that we will paint with an acrylic finger-painting technique. You will then add glass and other found items, then apply a hi-gloss resin finish that stabilizes...

Saturday Oct 28th, 1:30–4pm Pacific Time


The Art Studio @ 6450 Westminster Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683

Do you want to improve your watercolor painting skills? This class is for you. You will learn fundamental methods of watercolor including washes, color mixing, textures, patterns and brush techniques; all in a variety of subjects. Explore the versatility and charm of watercolors, learning essential techniques such as washes, glazing, wet-on-wet, and more. Discover how to capture the beauty of landscapes, still life, and vibrant portraits with the...

Wednesday Sep 27th, 1–4pm Pacific Time

Water - Soluble Oils 401 (Safe In-Studio)

Pastimes for a Lifetime @ 13615 Burbank Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91401

This class is available online and safe in-studio - Click here for the online class Have you said no to oil painting because it is hazardous to the environment? Well now is the time to say YES! In this class, students will celebrate the deliciousness of this buttery and traditional medium in its new water-soluble, non-toxic form. Students learn the basics for mixing water-soluble oil colors and brush techniques including how to paint a traditional...

Saturday Sep 23rd, 9–10am Pacific Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

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Acrylic Pouring Painting

Painting & Vino @ 1705 Flight Way, Tustin, CA 92782

Our ”Acrylic Pouring Painting” event is the perfect pairing of paint and wine. Bring an open mind and an empty glass, and you’ll leave inspired and fulfilled. Acrylic pouring painting is the art of using fluid acrylics to pour onto a canvas to create unique abstract effects. The actual process of doing pour painting is mesmerizing and quite addicting! Your instructor will guide you through every step, so you don’t have to be a Picasso...

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Discover the Best Acrylic Painting Classes in Los Angeles

Acrylic painting is a popular painting process among artists of all skill levels. Acrylic paints, which are a combination of pigment and acrylic polymer emulsion, are used in this process. The use of acrylic paint as a medium used by artists is relatively new, dating back to the 20th century. Acrylic paint was developed in the 1930s after a German chemical company invented acrylic resin. It became a popular form of house paint because it was less toxic than other paints being used at the time, and it was cheaper. 

The popularity of acrylic paint transferred to artists in the 1960s when they realized that these paints held onto color well. Acrylics can be used to mimic other mediums, like watercolor and oil paint. When diluted with water they achieve a similar consistency to watercolor, and when thickened with other mediums they become similar to oil paints. Acrylics are often recommended for beginners because they’re low-cost and easy to use and clean. 

Why You Should Learn Acrylic Painting in Los Angeles

Acrylic painting is easy for beginners to pick up thanks to its versatility and accessibility. Basic acrylic paint is less expensive than other mediums and can be used on easily sourced materials like paper and cardboard. Once you understand the basics of acrylic painting, you can branch out to other surfaces like canvas, glass, and sculptures. Learning how to use acrylic on different surfaces lets you utilize acrylic painting to enhance your existing crafts. For example, if you sew and use fabric to make new garments, you can then use acrylic paint to decorate those garments. 

Acrylic painting enhances your problem-solving skills as you work to come up with solutions for mistakes and roadblocks. It also requires you to focus your attention on one thing, which promotes attention to detail and allows you to explore the bounds of your creativity. On top of that, painting as a therapeutic hobby has been shown to decrease stress and anxiety levels. In terms of physical benefits, painting requires you to make frequent and precise movements using your hands and wrists. This can strengthen the muscles in those areas and improve your fine motor skills. 

Acrylic painting is an activity you can enjoy alone or with others. There are many acrylic painting classes focused on socializing, whether it’s with your group of friends or others in the class who are interested in acrylic painting. If you’re looking to make new friends in the Los Angeles area, consider taking an acrylic painting class that promotes socialization and creativity. 

In-Person Acrylic Painting Classes in Los Angeles

In-person acrylic painting classes are offered near the Los Angeles area. These classes are taught by experienced instructors who can provide you with individualized feedback and answer your questions as you work through the class. 

Ako Young, located in North Hollywood, California, has a beginner acrylics class that is perfect for those starting out with acrylics and looking to learn the theories and principles behind painting with acrylics. This is a small-group class that is open to not only beginners but also more experienced painters looking to refresh their skills and knowledge. In this class, you’ll be led through your painting step-by-step as your instructor explains the process behind them.

If you’re located in the San Diego area, Art on 30th offers several acrylic painting classes. In Intro to Abstract Acrylic Painting, beginner-level students will work on two to three personal projects while learning new techniques focused on color and composition, texture with gels, and glazing. If you’re looking for lots of feedback and help with your work, this class emphasizes peer interaction and instructor critique. Once you’ve taken this class, you can take their intermediate-level abstract acrylic painting class, which builds off the basics learned in the introductory class. 

Art on 30th also hosts a Mixed Media Workshop. In this workshop, you’ll watch demos and study other artists while practicing ways to incorporate various mediums into your art, including painting. You’ll have an opportunity to work not only on your technical skills but also on your personal art style. If you’re interested in learning how to use acrylic paint on fabric, you can take their Paint Your Own Artist Tote Bag, where you’ll design, paint, and finish your own tote bag to take home.

Virtual Acrylic Painting Classes 

If you want to start painting with acrylics but don’t know where to get started, consider taking an in-person class. In-person acrylic painting classes provide you with hands-on instruction and will typically provide you with all the materials you need to get started, like acrylic paints, brushes, and canvas. 

If there aren’t any in-person classes in your area or if they don’t fit your schedule, you can take a virtual acrylic painting class. Virtual classes are taught remotely, meaning you can take them from any location with a stable internet connection and room to paint. This is a more flexible learning option because it eliminates the need to commute. A live instructor will guide you through your class as you learn about acrylic painting techniques and principles. There are online acrylic painting classes available on CourseHorse.

If you’d like to create an acrylic painting that captures an important memory to you, the Evanston Art Center offers the class Paint Your Travels: Watercolor or Acrylic. In this class, you will work on an acrylic painting of a personal photo. This class will teach you how to understand composition, color, and line when recreating a photo with acrylics. 

CourseHorse offers a variety of art classes that focus on the process of acrylic painting regularly. If there aren’t any classes currently being offered that interest you, make sure to check CourseHorse’s listings periodically so you can stay up to date on new and returning virtual classes, like Online Painting with Acrylics 301, which teaches participants acrylic painting techniques of the 20th century as well as color mixing and cleaning techniques. 

Private Group Acrylic Painting Classes in Los Angeles

Is your business or organization interested in scheduling a private online acrylic painting class as a team-building event? CourseHorse offers a variety of painting and craft classes that they can deliver to you. 

Up to 500 participants can join their virtual Acrylic Painting workshop. In this workshop, you and your group will choose an image to recreate on your canvas. Painters of all skill levels can partake in this workshop and expect to walk away with a new piece of art. 

The unconventional method of art pouring is taught in the online Acrylic Pour Art. This method requires you to pour acrylic paint onto your canvas. You can then manipulate how the piece will turn out by tilting your canvas to create effects and details. Your group will be led through the process by a professional artist who can help you understand the basics of the process as well as how to use your materials and tools, which include a pouring paint set, silicone oil, and a stirring rod. The unique piece you create in this class will be a great contrast to any traditional acrylic piece you create. 

CourseHorse collects the addresses of all participants ahead of the class date so that they can ship them the required class materials, like acrylic paint, brushes, and canvas. If your participants are aged 21 and over, they can pay an additional $30 for a bottle of wine. If your group is interested in a custom class or would like more information about an existing class, you can reach out to CourseHorse through the contact form on their website. They’ll work with you to find a class that best fits your group’s needs and interests. 

There are no booking fees required when signing up for a group class with CourseHorse and they offer free cancellations up to two weeks before the date of your class. CourseHorse can accommodate a variety of online video platforms, such as Zoom, Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx, although they recommend Zoom.