Materials and Techniques of Acrylic Painting


  • Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency Rupprecht Way MI, 49453 United States

Melissa Oresky

PAINTING 617 001
1 credit hour

Acrylic affords the greatest flexibility of any paint media, giving the artist absolute control over optics, surface, texture and application when formulated directly. From extreme gloss to dead matte, pasty thick to watery transparent with the potential for full color saturation in any mode, acrylic can allow for a new way of thinking about the physical structure and process of painting. Utilizing pigment dispersions and various binders, students will formulate acrylic paint from scratch, experiment with thickeners, water-based urethanes, additives and various methods of application in order to extend and develop a visual vocabulary of painting in acrylic.