Find the best acrylic painting lessons, instructors and classes at HeyKiki and learn how to create paintings using acrylic painting. Acrylic paint dries fast - the main difference between it and oil paint - and is made up of acrylic polymer emulsion. Painters usually dilute it with water but its effects, after drying, can be permanent and resistant to water. Its artistic characteristics can be very distinct but, depending on how you use the material, an acrylic painting can appear as a watercolor or oil painting. A class in this field can help one learn how to face-paint, airbrush and screen fabrics with any color they'd like.