Acrylic Painting Workshop: Landscape - Short Courses Sydney

Acrylic Painting Workshop: Landscape

What you'll learn

Learn to paint with acrylics with our painting workshops in Sydney!

Come and join us for an enjoyable and hands-on introduction to the vibrant realm of acrylic painting. If you've always had a desire to learn the art of painting, this workshop is the perfect starting point.

During this engaging one-day session, you'll delve into the fundamentals of painting landscapes with acrylics. We'll cover essential aspects such as composition and the utilisation of various acrylic mediums. This comprehensive exploration will deepen your understanding of techniques and unlock the vast possibilities that acrylic painting offers.

Whether you're a beginner or have previous experience, this workshop aims to boost your confidence in working with acrylics as you embark on a landscape painting journey. Under the expert guidance of our tutor, you'll receive continuous support while creating your own unique canvas landscape painting. Please bring in a canvas no bigger than 40cm. 

Join us for a day filled with enjoyment and valuable instruction, as we take you on a vibrant journey into the realm of acrylic painting. All the necessary paints and brushes will be provided in class. Kindly review the material list below for any additional items to bring along.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this Acrylic Painting Workshop, you should be able to:

  • Understand the medium of acrylics
  • Practise colour mixing
  • Apply some new painting techniques

Course content

What will be covered in this Acrylic Painting Workshop?

  • Basic drawing
  • Basic colour theory and mixing
  • Tone
  • Composition

Some of the following techniques may be covered in the workshop: 

Blocking-In: Start by blocking in the basic shapes and colours of your landscape using large brushes and broad strokes. This helps establish the overall composition and acts as a foundation for your painting.

Layering: Acrylic paints are known for their quick drying time, allowing you to layer colours relatively easily. Start with lighter tones and gradually build up layers of paint, adding depth and texture to your landscape. Allow each layer to dry before applying the next.

Wet-on-Wet: This technique involves applying wet paint onto a wet surface. It creates soft, blended edges and smooth transitions between colours. Blend and manipulate the wet paint directly on the canvas using brushes, sponges, or even your fingers.

Dry Brushing: Dry brushing involves using a brush with very little paint on it. By applying light pressure and using quick strokes, you can create texture, highlights, and fine details, such as grass, foliage, or tree branches.

Glazing: Glazing involves applying thin, transparent layers of paint over dried layers. This technique allows you to create luminosity and depth by building up layers of colour. It's particularly effective for capturing atmospheric effects, such as mist or sunlight.

Intended audience

Who is this Acrylic Painting Workshop for?

This class is for beginners or for more experienced individuals who want to refresh and develop their skills.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd on the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

Course materials

What we provide

  • A4 canvas paper
  • Image of a Landscape scene
  • Acrylic paint mediums
  • Basic paintbrushes

What to bring to class

  • A3 or A4 size cartridge paper for drawing warm-up (3 sheets)
  • One small canvas, no bigger than 40cm
  • A variety of brushes
  • Graphite pencils
  • Disposable palette pad or a large white plastic or china plate
  • Fabric rags
  • You may wish to bring in your own Acrylic paints in a variety of colours.
  • Landscape image, picture or printout for inspiration (optional)

Additional information

Please note the following: 

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair should be tied back

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