Painting Curriculum 1: Types of Paint

This video explains the various types of paint: oil, acrylic, flashe acrylic, encaustic, casein, mixed media, fresco, outdoor paints, egg tempera, air brush, ink, enamel, oil bars, gouache, acryl gouache, and watercolor.

Discussion led by Art Prof Clara Lieu and Teaching Artist Lauryn Welch, who outline part 1 of our painting curriculum for self-taught artists. 

Video Walkthrough


The complete Painting for Self-taught Artists Curriculum document links to every video that expands on the topics touched here.

Full Curriculum

Overview · Painting 1 · Painting 2 · Painting 3

Historical Artists Mentioned