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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.


Painting: Abstract Art Workshop

<p><strong>Learn to paint abstract art with our <a href="">painting courses</a> in Sydney.</strong></p><p>Join this fun and colourful

$189 Limited inc GST / $151.20 / $170.10
(time includes a 30 minute break)

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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

Course testimonials:

  • said: Our teacher was very engaging and knowledgable. She explained things very easily and encouraged a lot of thinking and feedback which was great. I would have loved some more detail around brush techniques but appreciate there was a lot to put into just 2 classes

  • said: 5 stars

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

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

  • said: The tutor was absolutely fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and patient. It really changed things for me in terms of how I feel about my creativity and how I can paint. I can't recommend it enough. She took us all on a journey starting with us having self doubt, to us creating some pretty impressive art. I would wholeheartedly recommend this course and I might be tempted to take it again!