View classes (on this page)

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

Join us for a fun and practical introduction to the colourful world of Acrylic painting. If you have always wanted to learn how to paint, then this is a great place to start.

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

Whether you're an absolute beginner, or have some experience already, you will gain confidence in your approach to painting with acrylics and inspiration to explore further, through individual attention from the tutor as well as plenty of hands-on exercises and practice.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • understand the medium of acrylics
  • practise colour mixing
  • apply some new painting techniques

Ideal for

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

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 setting
  • Acrylic paint mediums
  • Photographs

Please come prepared

  • A3 or A4 size cartridge paper for drawing warm-up (3 sheets)
  • One small canvas, approx. 20cm square
  • A variety of brushes
  • Graphite pencils
  • Disposable palette pad or a large white plastic or china plate
  • Fabric rag, approx. 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.

Additional information

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

Classes

Acrylics Painting Workshop

<p>Learn to paint with acrylics with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/painting">painting workshops</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Join us for a fun and practical introduction

...
$99 Limited inc GST / $74 / $79.20 / $89.10
Please check materials list for what to bring

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Acrylics Painting Workshop

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Acrylics Painting Workshop

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

Short & sweet

Our short courses & workshops get straight to the point, providing the skills you need with minimal commitment of your precious time.

Facilities & equipment

Our range of venues suit every type of course, are easy to get to, and have the equipment and tech needed to support your learning.

Easy, secure enrolment

Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

Quality instructors

Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

For business, or pleasure

Our courses help you rapidly increase your skills and knowledge, for professional development or personal interest.

4.7 starsaverage rating on Google

1,400+courses to choose from

99%customer support rating

Course testimonials:

  • 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: Sally is a fantastic teacher who was able to share knowledge and experience with students who have varied abilities. Looking forward to more classes.

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

  • said: Tutor absolutely fantastic and very helpful! Would have appreciated extra hour to finish second project, and an exercise on colour mixing... but otherwise fantastic.

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

Related courses