Palette Knife Painting Workshop

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Course description

Learn to paint with a palette knife in Sydney.

Explore the art of palette knife painting and be fascinated by the range of effects, from textured impasto work to sweeping areas of flat colour.

Learn the basics of how to use a palette knife for applying paint, and create awesome colourful and abstract paintings with acrylics.

Through teacher demonstrations – and loads of time to paint – this workshop will teach you the techniques behind the tool 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.

Ideal for…

This course is ideal for beginners to more experienced students.

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

By the end of this workshop you will have:

  • an understanding about palette knife painting
  • practiced different painting techniques
  • learned about colour, texture and effects
  • produced your own abstract painting
Materials provided

Acrylic paints, canvases and palette knives

Please bring your own:

  • If you have a special knife, selection of paints and a palette you love you are more than welcome to bring them along.
  • An apron to protect your clothes or please dress in old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy in.
Other information
  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • 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

* Eckersleys Art Supplies, 93 York St, 
Sydney NSW 2000 ph. 9299 4151

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.

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

Course testimonials:

  • Ora said: Student gave 5/5 stars for venue, course and tutor.

  • Rachel said: Thoroughly enjoyed it. Maybe consider an option to create a more structured, pre-designed image utilising different uses and techniques of the palette knife to follow along with ?

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