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Skill Builders

Check out our entire library of on-demand free online art courses that discuss the basics of learning to paint. We will teach you everything you need to know to get started in these short, technique focused videos.

Skill Builders

Check out our entire library of on-demand free online art courses that discuss the basics of learning to paint. We will teach you everything you need to know to get started in these short, technique focused videos.

Let's Paint Color Mixing Chart

Let's Paint Color Mixing Chart

Download this chart to learn how to mix and blend colors effectively. 

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Pear Pattern

Pear Pattern

Download this PDF pattern to complete the Painting a Pear skill builder video. 

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Round Brush Practice Guide

Round Brush Practice Guide

Download this PDF practice guide to learn how to use a round brush properly. 

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Flat Brush Practice Guide

Flat Brush Practice Guide

Download to this PDF practice guide to learn how to use a flat brush properly. 

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Dry Brush Techniques

Learn some key dry brush techniques.

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Learn some key dry brush techniques.

How to Basecoat with Acrylics

Learn the basics of basecoating with acrylic paint. If you follow Andy's steps, you will have a beautifully…

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Learn the basics of basecoating with acrylic paint. If you follow Andy's steps, you will have a beautifully prepared surface for any project.

How to Clean Your Brush

Learn the proper way to clean your paint brushes to keep them like new!

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Learn the proper way to clean your paint brushes to keep them like new!

How to Trace and Transfer Patterns

Learn how to transfer patterns to your surface, including how to transfer pattern onto light and dark backgrounds.

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Learn how to transfer patterns to your surface, including how to transfer pattern onto light and dark backgrounds.

How to Use a Liner Brush

Unlock the secrets of using a liner brush.

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Unlock the secrets of using a liner brush.

Loading a Round Brush

Learn how to load a round brush properly.

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Learn how to load a round brush properly.

Mastering Flat Brush Strokes

Learn how to master basic flat brush strokes.

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Learn how to master basic flat brush strokes.

Mastering Round Brush Strokes

Learn how to master the basic round brush strokes.

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Learn how to master the basic round brush strokes.

Organizing Your Workstation

Learn the importance of setting up your workstation before you paint in order to save time and prepare you for success.

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Learn the importance of setting up your workstation before you paint in order to save time and prepare you for success.

Painting a Pear

Combine side-loading with dry-brushing to create this painting of a pear. Watch this Video


Combine side-loading with dry-brushing to create this painting of a pear. Download the pattern and watch Andy show you how to do it step-by-step!

Wet Blending

Learn about wet-into-wet blending with acrylic paints.

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Learn about wet-into-wet blending with acrylic paints.


Join the Let's Paint Community
Join our official online community, the Let’s Paint with Plaid Facebook Group. It’s a supportive community where members share ideas, learn from each other, and just have fun being creative.  The group is a great way to connect with Plaid artists, ask questions, and share what you’ve learned. We can’t wait to see what you create!