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A fun class exploring acrylics. Kate will help you to grow in confidence. $200.00 incl. GST for members $220.00 incl. GST for non members
Are you dreaming of painting but not sure where to start? In this course we will learn the foundations of painting with acrylic paints, from building your colour knowledge and colour mixing, to brush and palette knife techniques. Hands-on and fun, we will explore acrylic painting methods from thin painting to look like watercolours, to thick action painting to look like oils.
You’ll complete two paintings by the course end, and for those really keen, you’re welcome to complete three works.
Please note: There will be no class on Mon, 5 June 2023.
Current EAC members will receive a 10% members discount.
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Students to supply/bring:
Acrylic Paint tubes – Student Quality
The Warehouse has a range of acrylic paints in boxed sets – make sure you choose a set with larger 75 ml tubes so you have enough paint to work with.
Most colours can be mixed so don’t worry if a boxed set only has 5 ‘cool colours’ – we can mix most colours using these basics.
A selection of brushes: 4 to 5 acrylic paint brushes, choose a variety of thicknesses from very thin to 1 inch in diameter. Choose sizes and brands that you like; you can buy an acrylic painting brush set to start.
A small selection of palette knives: 1 or 2 palette knives are enough to start with.
Canvas: Bring two or three already-primed stretched canvas, e.g. one small (8 inch by 8 inch) and one or two medium (20 inch by 20 inch). You can bring a larger canvas if you want – remember that a very large canvas translates into a lot of work and might be the only painting you complete!
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