Introduction to Plasticine Painting

A course by Jacinta Besa González
Visual artist. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined April 2019
, Visual artist

Learn how to paint with a versatile material that will give volume and texture to your works

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (80)
  • 1742 students
Introduction to Plasticine Painting

Learn how to paint with a versatile material that will give volume and texture to your works

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 100% Positive reviews (80)
  • 1742 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 18 Lessons (3h 0m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
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Perhaps in your life you have painted with watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils or even with aerosols, but have you ever painted with plasticine? In this course you will discover the properties of this fun material to apply to your illustrations.

From the hand of Jacinta Besa, a Chilean visual artist, you will learn to work plasticine as a volumetric pigment and understand the use of color through a different material.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Materials, uses and preparation
  • U3
    U3. We started to paint!
  • U4
    U4. Final process
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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You will start by knowing Jacinta, her professional career and how she fell in love with plasticine as material for her works. You will also meet some of its references.

In this course you will learn about the clay and its qualities, how to mix them and on what surfaces to apply it so that it does not lose its properties. Jacinta will guide you in the choice of the image on which you will be based, and then draw it and get your hands on the plasticine.

You will practice the volume and color exercises. You will deepen the distinction of warm and cold colors to enrich the range of colors with which you will work. You will learn to make a color palette with plasticine mixtures, which will be your basis for creating your own language with which you will paint your model.

You will see step by step how Jacinta performs the color palette, examples of techniques and then how she paints the model with modeling clay. You will learn painting techniques, starting from green tones, to pink ones. Then, you can apply them in your drawing until the end of the piece.

Once the project is finished, Jacinta will demonstrate how to clean the surface and give you advice on how to frame it. The project ends with a work of art finished and ready to hang.

What is this course's project?

You will create a painting with plasticine of an approximate size of 30 x 40 cm.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

To artists, designers, embroiderers and, in general, anyone who is interested in learning more about the use of color applied to an unconventional material.

What you need

You do not need previous knowledge.

As for materials, you will need: sheets of paper, pencil, eraser, masking tape, a cut of transparent acrylic, plasticine (at least 2 boxes) and absorbent paper.


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Jacinta Besa González

Visual artist

Jacinta Besa is a Chilean visual artist with twelve years of experience working with the same material: plasticine. For Jacinta, plasticine is her axis of work and she considers it a versatile material that works as a volumetric pigment: dragging it, superimposing it, taking advantage of its reliefs, its ability to melt and solidify, etc.

The works he does are very varied: there are two-dimensional ones that are completely made of plasticine, others in which he uses a transparency of the background to achieve the projection of his shadow on the wall, and others in which there is a combination of photography and modeling clay.

In parallel, it also makes installations with objects, previously submerged in melted plasticine. These works have been exhibited in galleries, cultural centers, biennials, museums and fairs in Chile and abroad.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course?
  • U2

    Materials, uses and preparation

    • The plasticine and its qualities
    • Choosing the model image
    • Drawing of our model
    • Color palette and volume exercises (part 1)
    • Color palette and volume exercises (part 2)
    • Ways to paint with plasticine
  • U3

    We started to paint!

    • Work with green tones (part 1)
    • Work with green tones (part 2)
    • Work with green tones (part 3)
    • Working with pink tones (part 1)
    • Working with pink tones (part 2)
    • Working with pink tones (part 3)
    • Touch up of the work
  • U4

    Final process

    • Cleaning the matrix
    • Framing the work
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to plasticine paint

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Introduction to Plasticine Painting. A Illustration, and Craft course by Jacinta Besa González

Introduction to Plasticine Painting

A course by Jacinta Besa González
Visual artist. Tulsa, Chile.
Joined April 2019
  • 100% Positive reviews (80)
  • 1742 students