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Learn to paint abstract art with our painting short 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.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this class, you should have:

  • an understanding of abstract art
  • learned about abstract composition
  • practised 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

Course materials

Please bring to class

  • Two canvas in your preferred size (max. 60cm)
  • A 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 eraser
  • A3 sketchbook
  • A variety of brushes suitable for acrylic paint
  • Palette (disposable palette pad or old white china plate)
  • 2-3 old cloth rags cut to 20cm pieces

Acrylic paints and inks will be provided, but feel free to bring your favourite colours to class if you wish

Additional information

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


Abstract Art Painting Workshop

<p>Learn to paint abstract art with our <a href="">painting short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>Join this fun and colourful abstract art

$189 Limited inc GST / $142 / $151.20 / $170.10
Please check materials list for what to bring. Includes a 30 minute break.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Nadia is an excellent educator and an inspiration. She is knowledgeable, taught us valuable techniques. Nadia took time with each of us to suggest colours or textures or finishes that we might like to use on our paintings.

  • said: Sally is an exceptional teacher. She worked with each student to encourage and teach technique. We also leant about current and past abstract artists. Our class was practical and informative. Would highly recommend it.

  • said: Our teacher was very engaging and knowledgable. She explained things easily and encouraged a lot of thinking and feedback. I would have loved some more detail around brush techniques.

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

  • said: Great course! Discovered and experimented with some new techniques.