Mini Art Lab: Abstract Acrylic Paintings with Laurie Smithwick

Acrylic Abstract Painting is a 30-minute, step-by-step tutorial to teach anyone of any skill level how to create an abstract work of art with acrylic paint and a few simple tools. Charlotte-based artist Laurie Smithwick leads through choosing paint colors, composition, and layering your creation. Best for ages 8 and up.

What you’ll learn:

·  How to layer colors
·  How to create an abstract composition
·  How to pick paint colors
·  How to create texture and depth

What you need to get painting:

·  Canvas or canvas board
·  Acrylic or craft paint
·  Paint brushes
·  Palette to mix colors (you can use a paper plate, tray, or palette paper)
·  Palette knife or plastic knife

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