Grumbacher Academy Acrylic

Academy Acrylics are a collegiate grade, medium bodied acrylic paint. 48 brilliant acrylic paints include process colors, metallic and iridescent colors, as well as the most sought after traditional colors. 

Our color lab has worked with world class pigment suppliers to update this line to reduce the number of pigments in our color formulations. This means Academy Acrylics create cleaner mixes and more accurate color matching without sacrificing tinting strength, opacity, or lightfastness. 

All colors have an ASTM lightfast rating of 1- Excellent and are labeled AP. Academy Acrylics are highly pigmented and have superior tinting strength, but at a single student price.  Available in 90 ml metal tubes and 75 & 200 ml plastic tubes. Made in the USA

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What Artists Are Saying


I use this product for professional art pieces and also to teach art classes. These paints are the perfect price for a great quality. I will be using these again and again!


La Crescenta


I love the variety of colors. The paint texture flows well. Color mixture is easy.




I love Grumbacher paints! I've been using this paint for many years now and don't buy any other acrylic paint! The colors are very vibrant, the consistency is perfectly in the middle between heavy body and thin paint. The tube that the paint comes in is much larger than most and has a very easy to open cap! The price for these larger scale tube is very affordable too.




Grumbacher Paint is excellent. The consistency is perfect and it spreads very well. All the colors are great from bold to light. The cost is great. You can't go wrong with Grumbacher Paint.




Great pigment, nice opacity, consistency is thick and great mixablity. Takes additives, such as, gesso and other medium very very well.