Painting Curriculum

The complete Painting Curriculum for Self-taught Artists is a series of 2 videos. The Curriculum’s document is a complementary resource for both videos.

We have a Painting Basics Track which is a sequence of structured video lessons and assignments that you can do at your own pace. Our Painting Basics Premium Track provides guidance and support through weekly voice sessions and critiques from the Art Prof staff.

Painting 1: Types of Paint

  • oil
  • acrylic
  • flashe acrylic
  • encaustic
  • casein
  • mixed media
  • fresco
  • outdoor paints
  • egg tempera
  • air brush
  • ink
  • enamel paint
  • oil bars
  • gouache & acryl gouache
  • watercolor

Painting 2: Painting Prompts

  • Abstract painting prompts
  • Mark making prompts
  • Tools & additives
  • Sky paintings 
  • Texture & taste paintings
  • Still life prompts
  • Monochrome still lifes
  • Complementary color still lifes
  • Complementary color underpainting
  • Self-Portrait palette knife painting
  • Mood portraits
  • Chiaroscuro portraits
  • Night paintings
  • White on white paintings

Painting 3: Painting Tools

  • Price vs. quality
  • Brush brands
  • Acrylic brushes
  • Bristle brushes
  • Brush shapes
  • Liner brushes
  • Hake brushes
  • Sumi brushes
  • China bristle brushes
  • Fan brushes
  • Palette knives
  • Cotton Rags
  • Window Scrapers
  • Plastic droppers