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Learn to use acrylics, and all sorts of paints, with our Painting courses in Sydney.

Become introduced to the wonderful and colourful world of Acrylic painting. If you have always wanted to learn how to paint, then this is the course for you.

In this one-day workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of Acrylic painting. Students will explore factors of the medium to better understand techniques and possibilities.

Students will gain confidence in their approach to the acrylic painting process. Through individual attention, tutors will assist students in handling the medium gracefully.

Course outcomes

At the end of this workshop, you will have

  • an understanding about the medium
  • practised colour mixing
  • applied some new painting techniques

Ideal for…

This a great class for beginners or for those who want to refresh their skills and understandings of acrylics.

Course content

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

Students will produce two paintings – one from still life and one from photo/reproduction (on canvas)

What we provide

  • A4 canvas paper
  • Still life
  • Acrylic paint mediums
  • Photographs

Please come prepared

  • A3 or A4 size cartridge paper for drawing warm-up (3 sheets)
  • One small canvas, around 20cm x 20 cm
  • Variety of brushes
  • Lead pencils
  • Disposable palette pad or a large white plastic or china plate
  • Old rag cut into 20cm pieces
  • Images to paint from eg. Simple landscape, interiors or still life
  • Acrylic paints in a variety of colours. We recommend:

Matisse Derivan Acrylics Intro or Primary Set OR 40ml tubes of

  • Primary yellow
  • Cadmium red medium
  • Deep rose madder
  • Primary blue
  • Titanium white
  • Any other colours you may have

Other information

  • Lunch can be purchased on Darling Street (10 min. walk) or
  • Bring your own lunch (Fridge and Microwave available)
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle ph. 9810 8309
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown ph. 9516 2339

* Eckersley’s Art Supplies, 93 York St (deliveries: 160 Clarence St) 
Sydney NSW 2000 ph. 9299 4151

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

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This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: Please bring back the one day drawing workshop

  • said: "Great teacher nice and relaxing class, learnt a lot! Great result. An inspiration to keep painting... thank you"

  • said: Sally was a great teacher and interacted really well with everyone. It was a wonderful day.

  • said: I enjoyed the small class of six and the teacher was extra helpful to all the students. Venue wasn't the greatest with uneven floorboards and wobbly easels a little annoying.

  • said: Learning and being pushed in a gentle way to give it a go. I really truly enjoyed it !!