Cart (0) Log In Sign Up
  • Home
  • Events
  • Acrylic Painting I. - Acrylic Painting Fundamentals: Techniques and Composition
PIE customized gift card

Acrylic Painting I. - Acrylic Painting Fundamentals: Techniques and Composition

Basic Course ( 4 weeks )

Friday, 10th March,
19:00 - 21:30

250 CHF
Up to -20% for members
Beginner level
English, German
4 weeks, 4 classes x 2,5 hours
PIE Studio, Wallstrasse 14
Robin Ballard
All materials included

Acrylic Painting I.


Short description of the course:

Our Acrylic Painting I. course will provide a solid foundation in handling this versatile medium. 
Over the course of four weeks, held on weekday evenings from 19:00 to 21:30, students will learn different painting techniques and the basics of perspective. These fundamentals will be put into practice through various exercises, with each class focusing on creating a painting that incorporates the previously learned techniques and principles. 
Sign up now and take the first step on your painting journey.


What to expect:

  • Throughout the course, students will experiment with different painting tools such as paintbrush, sponge, palette knife.
  • Each class will begin with a clear explanation and demonstration of the session's subject by the art teacher, followed by painting exercises.


What is included:

  • All materials such as paper, painting tools, boards, etc. are included. Students do not need to bring anything except a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.


What you will learn:

  • The basics of acrylic painting, including handling the brush and palette knife, mixing colors, and applying paint to achieve the desired effect.
  • The fundamentals of perspective, including how to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface.
  • How to use light and shadow to create the illusion of form and depth in your paintings.
  • How to choose the right equipment and paint for your needs, including an understanding of different paint types and brush styles.
  • Basic color theory and how to mix colors to create a wide range of hues and tones.


Is this course right for me?

This course is designed for beginners with no previous painting experience or knowledge. Those with some experience can also benefit from the course as it can help to organize existing knowledge and develop effective working processes. For more experienced students, we recommend attending the second module of this course and joining one of our study groups.


Some important things to keep in mind:

  • We encourage all students to arrive 15 minutes before the start of class. This will allow us to start on time and will give you the opportunity to socialize with other students and share painting tips, discuss at-home practice, and provide help or receive help from others. This will help everyone improve their skills and achieve better results.
  • We will be happy to store your artwork throughout the course. On the last class we nicely package it so you can take it home and have guiding references while practicing your newly acquired skills.
  • This course has a second module for students who have completed this first one which aims to further the acquired knowledge and teach new techniques. The second module takes place immediately after this module ends.
    You may want to consider purchasing both modules as a package to receive a 10% discount on your purchase.
  • This course will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills needed for painting, but it is important to practice regularly to fully incorporate this knowledge. Our study groups offer the opportunity to continue practicing in a community of like-minded individuals up to two days a week (Mondays and Wednesdays, from 19.00 to 21.30).


Course teacher

Meet your instructor, Robin Ballard, an artist based in Basel, Switzerland. A graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York, she attended Parson’s School of Design, Paris and the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. She is a member of Visarte, the Visual Arts Association of Switzerland. [Read more...]

Scroll to Top