Acrylic Painting Workshop: Abstract Art - Sydney Short Courses

Acrylic Painting Workshop: Abstract Art

What you'll learn

Learn how to paint abstract art with our colourful painting short courses in Sydney!

You will take home a piece of artwork on your chosen canvas size!

This abstract painting workshop is great for beginners as no previous art skills are required. You will be introduced to the major themes of abstract painting, and learn everything about colour, using texture, making an effective composition, and brush and acrylic paint handling.

You will be required to bring along one medium-sized canvas up to 60cm as well as your own brushes, so when you arrive you are ready to dive straight into the workshop. The workshop will begin with an introduction to abstract art and abstract composition, before moving on to practising colour mixing and layering using provided acrylic paints. You will learn various paint application techniques and will complete your artwork under the guidance of your instructor.

When the workshop concludes you will have increased your skills and confidence in abstract art.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this abstract art painting workshop, you should have:

  • An introduction to contemporary and modern art
  • An understanding of abstract art
  • Learned about abstract composition
  • Practised colour mixing and layering using acrylic paints
  • Learned various paint application techniques
  • Created an artwork to take home

Course content

What will be covered in this abstract art painting workshop?

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

Intended audience

Who is this abstract art painting workshop for?

This abstract art painting workshop course is designed for beginners or more experienced students wanting to learn and practice new techniques.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd)

Course materials

What to bring to class

  • One medium-sized canvas up to 60cm (student provides)
  • 3 or 4 small practice studies on cardboard or cartridge or watercolour paper (student provides)
  • A painting knife or old credit card
  • Items for impressing texture such as netting, fabric, combs, forks, leaves, sticks, feathers, sponges, letters – use your imagination
  • Pencil (2B) and soft eraser
  • Some paper for sketching
  • 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

What will be provided

  • Acrylic paints and inks (but feel free to bring your favourite colours to class if you wish!)

Additional information

Please note the following:

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

Course testimonials

Course tutors

Sally has amassed more than 20 years of experience in adult art education. She has a Master of Arts (Painting) from the Royal College of Art in London, receiving a distinction for her thesis....

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Acrylic Painting Workshop: Abstract Art

<p>Learn how to paint abstract art with our colourful <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/painting">painting short courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>You will take home a piece

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