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Learn to paint using acrylics with our painting short courses in Sydney!

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

This course will focus on learning about materials and techniques, composition, colour mixing and how to transform a drawing into a completed painting.

For the absolute beginner there is a structured course for you to learn how to produce a painting. For the more experienced you will extend your knowledge of painting, with support to develop your own creative potential.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should have an understanding of:

  • acrylic paints
  • the use of 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

What will be covered in this course?

  • 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

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn to paint with acrylics.

Course Venue

Rozelle Campus

Rozelle Campus, corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church). If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street. 

Materials

Option 1: Purchase a full materials kit at enrolment checkout. This will be supplied at your first class.

Option 2: Uncheck the materials kit at enrolment checkout and bring your own - click here for list.

Additional information

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

Classes

Acrylics Painting Course

<p><strong>Learn to paint using acrylics with our</strong> <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/painting"><strong>painting short courses</strong></a> <strong>in Sydney!</

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$399 Limited inc GST / $299 / $319.20 / $359.10
Materials kit can be purchased at checkout - or uncheck it to bring your own.
Acrylics Painting Course

<p><strong>Learn to paint using acrylics with our</strong> <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/painting"><strong>painting short courses</strong></a> <strong>in Sydney!</

...
$399 Limited inc GST / $299 / $319.20 / $359.10
Materials kit can be purchased at checkout - or uncheck it to bring your own.

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 for Acrylics Painting Course

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 for Acrylics Painting Course

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