Barron's brand-new " Painting Class " books are set up in an instructional format that simulates a formal classroom course at a typical art school. Like all titles in this series, " Acrylic Painting " is divided into five separate sections. The topics covered are-- Materials and tools students will need and basic directions for their use Techniques specific to painting with acrylics Advanced applications of techniques Special effects and textures students can master with acrylics Step-by-step art projects to be completed Acrylics are plastic-based tube pigments capable of producing vivid colors and dramatic textural effects on canvas or paper. This book instructs in the many styles students can achieve with acrylic paints, and concludes with step-by-step projects in still life, landscape, cityscape, and human figure paintings. Color illustrations on most pages.