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Learn to paint abstract Ink Art in Sydney.

Alcohol Ink Art is a popular technique using fast drying alcohol inks to create abstract art pieces. The numerous colors can create a vibrant marbled effect, bold washes and ethereal details.

Perfect for anyone who wants to learn how to paint with this 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 learn how to use these inks by practicing on a ceramic tile before creating a unique Yupo paper artwork of your own.

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

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – class room and live online via zoom platform. If you choose our live online option, a material kit with all necessary items will be delivered to your door step after enrolment.

Ideal for…

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

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

By the end of this AI Art class you will have:

  • acquired basic understanding of AI
  • developed your own style and creative potential
  • learned about good 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
Materials provided

Alcohol Inks, yupo paper and all tools supplied.

Please bring:

  • an apron, (or wear old clothing)
  • notebook and pen
Materials for live online courses

If you enrol in the online class, you will receive a kit with the following:

  • 5 x alcohol inks 20ml (blue / red / green / orange / purple / metallic)
  • 2 x iso alcohol 20ml
  • 3 x A5 yupo sheets
  • 2 x A4 Yupo sheets
  • Gloves / table cover / straws

Please have a hair dryer ready and a mask if you choose to wear one.

Please note: This course is not suitable for pregnant women or anyone under 16. You will be using alcohol inks and even with a mask you will be exposed to the vapour. We provide disposable vapour masks for anyone choosing to use this, but you may prefer to bring your own vapour mask, available from hardware stores. If you feel concerned, please discuss with your GP before attending the workshop.

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

Avoid disappointment. Enrol early.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as all course changes will be communicated via sms or email.


Ink Art Workshop

<p><b><a href="/courses/art-classes-sydney/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops">Learn to paint</a> abstract Ink Art in Sydney.</b></p><p>Alcohol Ink Art is a popular technique using fast drying

$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10

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Course testimonials:

  • said: ...plenty of opportunity for practical experiences, excellent information on products /retailer suppliers to continue to explore the media. The presentation was convivial and well paced with all materials readily available.

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