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Learn to paint Acrylics in Sydney.

Learning to paint in acrylic is fun and easy. Beginners are welcome and the more experienced painters will find this course is refreshing while presenting plenty of challenges.

The focus of this course is learning about materials and techniques, the necessities of composition, colour mixing and how to transform a drawing into a completed painting.

For the absolute beginner there is a structured course in which, step-by-step, you will learn how to produce a painting. For the more experienced you will extend your knowledge of painting and will receive support in how to translate your inspiration and get help to develop your own creative potential.

Ideal for…

This course is designed for anyone who wants to paint.

Course content
  • Understand the special qualities of acrylic paints from watercolour to impasto effects
  • Explore the various mediums for special effects
  • Choosing, using and looking after your tools – brushes and supports
  • Colour theory and mixing plus an exploration of the expressive and descriptive use of colour
  • Explore the use and qualities of transparent and opaque colours
  • Understand tone and its importance to the structure of a painting whether abstract or naturalistic
  • Compositional elements using colour, tone, positioning, perspective and painting techniques
  • A look at paintings, both modern and traditional, for their structural and expressive elements
  • An assessment of our own personal style and how to develop it more fully
  • Finding interesting subject matter to explore and interpret
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will have an understanding of:

  • acrylic paints
  • the use of the different acrylic mediums
  • how to construct a painting
  • colour, tone and paint quality in the structure and mood of a painting
  • different approaches to subject matter, expressive, constructive and/or descriptive
  • how to paint according to your own style and further develop your potential
We provide
  • Paints will be provided for the first night
  • Mediums
  • Hair dryer
  • Scissors
  • Fine spray water bottles
  • Glass jars
Please come prepared

Materials list_Painting Acrylics

Please click link below for the list of materials

Other information
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes or bring an apron
  • Long hair must be tied back

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, 661 Darling St, Rozelle ph. 9810 8309
  • Newtown Art Supplies, 15 Wilson St, Newtown ph. 9516 2339

* Eckersley’s Art Supplies, 93 York St (deliveries: 160 Clarence St) 
Sydney NSW 2000 ph. 9299 4151

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Painting: Acrylics

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$399 Limited inc GST / $319.20 / $359.10
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Course testimonials:

  • said: Course was great. Would be beneficial offering a discount to people who sign up for a second course.

  • said: 5 stars - The teacher sharing her knowledge and skill

  • said: Cassandra was a wonderful teacher. She created an atmosphere of learning and fun!

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