• Welcome To Acrylic April

    Acrylic April Painting Challenge begins April 1st 2019

    It's no joke

    30 Days, 30 Powerful Little Paintings

    We hope that Every April, artists from all over the world take on the Acrylic all April painting challenge by doing one small acrylic painting every day for the entire month.

    I am creating the #AcrylicApril challenge as a way to introduce painters to the gifts of daily painting with Acrylic.This monthly challenge will help every acrylic artist unlock the true potential of the acrylic medium and their own art voice.

    Anyone can do Acrylic April.

    Just grab your paint, your brush and hit the studio

    ( even if it’s your kitchen Table).

    #AcrylicApril rules:

    1) Make a painting on a surface 12x12 or smaller using acrylic paint.

    2) Share it online:

    3) Hashtag it with #AcrylicApril and #AcrylicApril2020 #ItsNoJokeAcrylicApril

    4) Repeat Daily from April 1 (no fooling) to April 30th

    How to do the Challenge:

    Do your best to paint daily. Some Days may be artwork you are excited about some days you may scribble out an abstract but under no circumstances should your be hard on yourself. If you make 30 little paintings you are a winner. If you make less than 30 you are a winner. Do your best, paint anything you want, using the prompts and/or the daily tutorials with The Art Sherpa

    Wait there are daily tutorials not just prompts ?? THAT'S right!!!

    This is an Art Sherpa painting challenge so it’s extra awesome. This challenge comes with a daily live video lesson you can follow along with. So you can use the prompts, follow the lesson, or do your own thing. Either way you are going to succeed. This is going to change your art world.

    I will be teaching my lessons on an 8x8 art panel.

    That's it! Now go make something beautiful.

    Yes YouTubers can join in.

    Yes Bloggers can join in.

    Yes Homeschool moms can join in.

    Anyone from Anywhere in the world, no matter who you are or how much painting experience you have can Join in.

    You are invited to paint along!!

    How much does it cost -IT'S FREE

    ( so you can buy more art supplies )

    Join the group and meet the community who is traveling on the Journey with you.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/AcrylicApril/

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    What is Acrylic April and how do I join in ?
    Acrylic April Painting Challenge begins April 1st 2020- no joke 30 Days, 30 Powerful Little Paintings We hope that Every April, artists from all over the world take on the Acrylic all April painting challenge by doing one small acrylic painting every day for the entire month. I am creating the #AcrylicApril challenge as a way to introduce painters to the gifts of daily painting with Acrylic.This monthly challenge will help every acrylic artist unlock the true potential of the acrylic medium and their art own voice. Anyone can do Acrylic April, Just grab your paint, your brush and hit the studio( even if it’s your kitchen Table).
    #AcrylicApril
    rules: 1) Make a painting on a surface 12x12 or smaller. ( sorry for the confusion)
    2) Share it online
    3) Hashtag it with #AcrylicApril and #AcrylicApril2020 #ItsNoJokeAcrylicApril and be sure to add the day of the challenge, or word prompt, etc
    4) Repeat Daily from April 1 ( no fooling) to April 30th How to do the Challenge Do your best to paint daily. Some Days may be artwork you are excited about some days you may scribble out an abstract but under no circumstances should your be hard on yourself. If you make 30 little paintings you are a winner. If you make less than 30 you are a winner.
    Do your best, paint anything you want using the prompts and/or the daily tutorials with The Art Sherpa Wait there are daily tutorials not just prompts ?? THAT'S right!!!
    This is an Art Sherpa painting challenge so it’s extra awesome.. This challenge comes with a daily live video lesson you can follow along with. So you can use the prompts, follow the lesson, or do your own thing. Either way you are going to succeed.
    This is going to change your art world. I will be teaching my lessons on an 8x8 art panel. That's it! Now go make something beautiful.
    Yes Youtubers can join in. Yes Bloggers can join in Yes Homeschool moms can join in Anyone from Anywhere in the world no matter who you are or how much painting experience you have can Join in.
    You are invited to paint along!!
    How much does it cost -IT'S FREE ( so you can buy more art supplies )
    Join the group and meet the community who is traveling on the Journey with you
     
     
    Why Daily Painting?
    Daily painting is a creative path that helps creatives quickly grow and develop art skills and intuition. This is true for both new artists looking to learn how to paint and experienced artist that find themselves in a rut. Little paintings created in a short time nurtures a sense of confidence design and loose expression.
    Why 30 paintings?
    Every first painting matters. Its brave to try something new. It takes courage and that is why people here in our group are so kind. They know how brave you first time painters are. They know what it took to share that first time painting. Smile because you were brave enough to bare your soul and share your real art with the world. Nothing makes you more of a real artist
    What is Acrylic April
    1. A daily Acrylic painting Challenge
    2. Create 30 Small Acrylic paintings Starting April 1st and finishing April 30th
    3. You can follow along with The Art Sherpa Video tutorials OR
    4. You can create original acrylic paintings based on the Word prompts
    5. Share on social Media with the Hashtags #AcrylicApril #ItsNoJokeAcrylicApril #AcrylicApril2020
    6. Small surfaces 12x12” or smaller
    7. You must use acrylic paint
    8. Create artwork that is part of Acrylic April. Sharing old paintings defeats the purpose of the challenge.
    FAQ
    Do I have to paint on Canvas or art panels ?
    No you can paint on any surface you like
    Can I use Prepped MDF panels ?
    YES!! If you can get the MDF cut to size you can easily prep them for painting. These are lovely fine art surfaces that are super easy on your pocket book. Prep them by using a coat or two of GAC 100. Once dry coat with 2-3 thin layers of good gesso.
    BOOM ready to paint.
    Do I have to use acrylic ?
    Yes.. Any kind of Acrylic paint is welcome.
    Will this be yearly?
    Yes!!
    About how long will each tutorial be?
    10-1:10 minutes. They need to be shorter so we don’t get fatigued. It’s a marathon not a sprint.
    Will you be using a certain color scheme so we can prepare for your tutorials?
    I will have a set pallet of colors for the whole month. They will be announced by March 1st
    Can I paint on Rocks?
    YES if it’s with acrylic paint.
    How do I use the word Prompts?
    Read prompt. What comes to mind when you read it? Take a few minutes to brainstorm and doodle ideas in a notebook or drawing pad. Paint your idea in acrylic and share it with #AcrylicApril and #ArcylicApril2020 #ItsNoJokeAcrylicApril
    Can I do both the word prompts and the tutorials?
    Yes, you can mix and match as suits your personal artist's journey.
    Will we be creating our own albums?
    Yes but for challenge paintings only please . You may have WIP posts but they also must be from challenges
    Do we post our paintings for this challenge on the Acrylic April Challenge page?
    Yes you can share them here in group but you can also share them on any social medial you like.
    If I am away a few days in April and won't be able to paint on those days. How does this affect the challenge?
    A daily painting is a goal. Like getting shape sometimes we can do ALL the challenges sometimes we can’t. There is no penalty to not doing challenges.
    I am thinking about using an art journal to do this! It’s for multimedia, can I successfully use acrylics in these journals?
    You can use art Journals or any surface for acrylic media you like. Try to keep it smaller and under the size restrictions
    Will you be posting a supply list in advance so that we can prepare?
    Yes. the entire month with have a set number of colors and brushes for the entire month. This only applies to the tutorias.
    Those of you doing the prompts can use what acrylic colors and tools you like.
    When will we know about materials etc. ?
    The material list will be posted by March 1st .
    There may be kit available where but there is no official word on that yet.
    Can I post non challenge art in this group?
    No, this group is for the acrylic april challenges only and The ongoing daily painting. Artwork must have the day you are on and we ask that you do the challenges first if you go beyond 30 days.
    Can I do tutorials or other art classes from other teachers as my challange
    YES, you must be doing them daily and during the challange. The goal is you paint every day. That said they must be small and daily.
    How much does it cost?
    There is no cost to participate but you will need to provide your own materials.
    Do I have to do this ONLY in April?
    The tutorials and prompts will remain public so you can do them at a later time.
    What do we do in the group the rest of the year.
    BONUS challenges will be shared monthly to keep our group excitement up.
    Is it wrong to start drawing in the ideas now.... Or should I wait until April??
    You should wait until April.
    Will we be creating our own albums?
    You can but they do need to be for the challenges
    Will this always start on April 1st
    YES it will ( not kidding )
    Will we get a list of the prompts before April?
    The Group will get the prompts on March 25th.
    Youtubers/bloggers/influencers may request the prompts earlier. Support@theartsherpa.com
    I am a youtuber Can I do the Acrylic April Challenge?
    Yes. ONLY posts that Are Acrylic April related will be approved. We will allow you to share blogs and videos you do that are Acrylic April themed. If there is an issue we will message you
    Can I share my videos of the Acrylic April challenge in this group?
    Yes.
    Will this be available to LABS members?
    Yes
    Can I post a whole bunch of days worth at once? I'll be on vacation from 13-22?
    You can post more than one challenge painting in a day. You could share them all in one day. Your rule here is that they must be challenge paintings.
    Can I use paintings I did before for the challenge ?
    No!! We recommend that for your benefit art must be created for the challenge and may not be created more April 1st
    What if I am a youtuber, Bogger or Influencer and I need the challenge early to make content?
    Email us support@theartsherpa.com you may be able to get the prompts in advance for the purposes of having extra time to create videos, blogs or campaigns in your own community.
    Include your youtube channel link, blog link, instagram ect in the email. ONLY content creators may get the challenges earlier than March 25th to have time to create #AcrylicApril content. Creators may not share the prompts earlier than March 25th on their own social media
    Can I sell images I do in Acrylic April ?
    IF they are Art sherpa tutorials my use policy will apply here. I will post it below. If you do another teachers art follow their use policy. If you do original art YES pleas do good luck we hope you do great.
    SUPPORT@THEARTSHERPA.COM Artwork is the property of Cinnamon Cooney and The Art Sherpa LLC. and is intended for the personal enjoyment of the student. You may sell, donate or Gift a painting you do following one of my lessons in a private setting. If a paintings you make of my original design are offered for sale in a retail setting of any kind ( this includes online) , please attribute ‘Original design by Cinnamon Cooney, The Art Sherpa. www.theartsherpa.com Please, create no prints or mechanical reproductions of your paintings of my original design. This is a violation of my copyright and use policy. Fan Art is always intended for education and personal enjoyment. If you’d like to share our tutorial/original painting design with a church group, skilled nursing facility or other nonprofit interest, do get in touch with Labs we can help you For commercial use or licensing in the painting party, social painting, or other venues; please visit our Licensing and business support website: EMAIL LABS@THEARTSHERPA.COM https://theartsherpa.com/labs
    Can I use the Name Logo’s and hashtags
    Use the hashtags for discovery as needed
    Acrylic April itself is a registered trademark. So if you use the branding in a commercial or official way please contact our licensing department. We are very motivated to facilitate working artists so we will do our best to help. Companies contact our licensing department.