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Learn how to paint with a palette knife, with our painting courses in Sydney!

Explore the art of palette knife painting with its range of effects, from textured impasto to sweeping areas of colour. If you've always wanted to learn the basics of how to use a palette knife for applying paint and create awesome colourful and abstract paintings with acrylics, then this palette knife painting course is for you.

Through teacher demonstrations - and loads of time to paint - this workshop will teach you the techniques behind the tools, as well as plenty of tips and tricks. You'll go home with the confidence to develop your new painting technique, as well as at least one framed canvas painting of your own creation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this palette knife painting workshop, you should have:

  • an understanding of palette knife painting
  • practised different painting techniques
  • learned about colour, texture and effects
  • produced your own abstract painting

What will be covered in this palette knife painting course?

  • What is a palette knife?
  • Knife painting techniques
  • Texture, layers and effects
  • Colour and medium

Who is this palette knife painting course for?

This palette knife painting course is ideal for beginners, as well as students with some painting experience.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is 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 

  • apron (or wear clothes suitable for painting in)
  • if you have a special knife, selection of paints and a palette you love, you are more than welcome to bring them along.

Materials provided:

Acrylic paints, canvases and palette knives are all provided.

Additional information

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

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Course testimonials:

  • said: great class, really enjoyed learning a new skill

  • said: ...how to use a palette knife correctly to produce interesting effects and finding that there are no limits to some people's imagination.

  • said: The hands on experience-learning by doing.

  • said: I had the best time, learnt heaps and the teacher was FANTASTIC!!!

  • said: All of it. Fun learning something new.

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