Painting: Abstract Art Workshop

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Learn to paint abstract art with our painting courses in Sydney.

Join this fun and colourful abstract art workshop to learn the skills and techniques to create your own abstract artwork. No previous art skills are required.

This workshop explores the major themes in abstract painting. Learn everything about colour, using texture, making effective composition and how to finish your artwork off.

Bring along your canvas in the size you wish to paint on and your brushes. Acrylic paints will be provided.

Course outcomes

By the end of this class you will have:

  • an understanding of abstract art
  • learned about abstract composition
  • practiced colour mixing and layering using acrylic paints
  • learned various paint application techniques
  • created a beautiful artwork to take home

Ideal for

This course is designed for beginners and more experienced students wanting to learn and practice new techniques.

Course content

  • Abstract art techniques
  • Colour – the expressive use of colour
  • Composition
  • Brush and acrylic paint handling

Please bring to class

  • Two canvas in your preferred sizes – 60 × 40cm minimum
  • Painting knife or old credit card
  • Items for impressed texture such as netting, fabric, combs, forks, leaves, sticks, feathers, sponges, letters – use your imagination
  • Pencil (2B) and soft white eraser
  • Sketchbook
  • Variety of brushes for acrylic paint
  • Disposable palette pad or a large white plastic or china plate
  • Old rags cut into 20cm pieces
  • Acrylic paints will be provided, but feel free to bring your favourite colours to class if you wish
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Other information

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown
  • Eckersley’s Art Supplies, 93 York St, Sydney

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: I had the best day painting with Nadia at the Abstract Art workshop! She was very insightful and the space was great to work in, with loads of paint and equipment available. It was lively, instructive and lots of fun. My inner-artist has definitely been released! Thanks so much!!!

  • said: Learning more about my ability and my limitations. Excellent course and challenging. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • said: Just trying a new style of painting and the use of different techniques to create texture. Very relaxed and good teacher

  • said: Excellent all round. Great tutor

  • said: The teacher and topic are both great - I've been to the course twice now and it never gets old. :)

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