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Learn to create ink art with our painting short courses in Sydney!

Ink Art is a popular technique using fast-drying alcohol inks to create abstract art pieces. With a wide range of colours available, you can create vibrant marbled effects, bold washes and ethereal details.

Perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to paint with alcohol ink, this workshop will guide you through a series of structured exercises to introduce you to the basic techniques - including fading, whispy, bubbles and texture.

You will take home your own ink painting on a dedicated artboard, ready to hang on your wall.

Come along to unleash a new creative skill and represent your world through textures and light.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ink art course, you should have:

  • acquired basic understanding of alcohol inks
  • developed your own style and creative potential
  • learned about composition in abstract art
  • learned how to use negative and positive space to create harmony and contrast
  • developed different ink painting techniques
  • produced an ink painting on Yupo paper

What will be covered in this course?

  • What are alcohol inks (AI)?
  • Safety when working with AI
  • What surfaces are best suited for AI painting?
  • Use of tools such as brushes, hairdryer, straws, ink pens
  • Techniques to achieve different effects and
  • Sealing your work

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal for beginners and people who have some painting experience, looking to explore new mediums and techniques.

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. 

What to bring to class

  • An apron
  • Notebook and pen
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back

Materials provided:

Alcohol Inks, yupo paper, mounted boards and all tools supplied.

Additional information

Important: This course is not suitable for pregnant women or anyone under 16 years. You will be using alcohol inks and even with a mask, you will be exposed to the vapour. We provide one disposable P2 vapour mask per student, included in the course fee. You may prefer to bring your own vapour mask, available from hardware stores. If you feel concerned, please discuss this with your GP before attending the workshop.

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Ink Art Workshop

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

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$159 Limited inc GST / $119 / $127.20 / $143.10
All materials included!
Ink Art Workshop

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

...
$159 Limited inc GST / $119 / $127.20 / $143.10
All materials included!

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 Ink Art Workshop

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 Ink Art Workshop

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