Acrylic Painting - Level One

When:Tuesdays, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Length:10 weeks
Term:Terms 1, 2, 3 & 4  (Term Dates)
Where:Studio within the Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA.
Cost: $260 ($245 moMAMA / Concession)
Materials:$165 (optional), purchase online or at shopMAMA two weeks prior to term start.

Enjoy an introduction to acrylic painting for beginners during this 10 week course.

Led by artist Alison Percy, this class will take you step by step through the planning, preparation, execution, and finishing of your work. Alison will help you relax and enjoy the process, as your skill and confidence builds.

In this fantastic beginner course you will learn the foundations of painting with acrylics, including:

  • Selecting and preparing your painting surface
  • Colour mixing using a limited palette
  • Introduction to composition, colour and tone
  • Finding your subject matter
  • Capturing the essence of what you see
  • Understanding your tools: types of brushes, paints and supports

During the course, Alison will bring a range of her artworks, materials, painting tools and supports for added insight. You will be inspired to experiment, take risks, and not overthink the process.

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Materials Package

Bring your own drawing materials or purchase a MAMA Materials Package tailored for this course.

MAMA Materials Package includes:

  • A3 Canvas Pad
  • A4 spiral bound visual diary
  • Clear document wallet
  • 4 flat taklon brushes, 25mm, 19mm, 12mm and 6mm
  • Matisse acrylic painting medium, 250mL
  • A2 Tube Acrylics, 120mL
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cerulean Blue Hue
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
    • Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
    • Cadmium Red Medium Hue
    • Alizarin Crimson
  • A2 Tube Acrylic, 250mL
    • Titanium White
  • Cost: $165

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Acrylic Painting - Level Two

When:Mondays, 6.00pm - 8.00pm
Length:10 weeks
Term:Terms 1& 3 (Term Dates)
Where:Studio within the Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA.
Cost: $260 ($245 moMAMA / Concession)
Materials:$95 (optional), purchase online or at shopMAMA two weeks prior to term start.

Extend your acrylic painting skills in this 10 week course. Artist Alison Percy will support the development of your skills and confidence in her relaxed class format.

In this course, you will continue your acrylic painting journey with gusto, and produce a number of painting studies. Extend your colour mixing skills with two new colours added to your kit, and explore your individual expressive style of painting.

Alison will help you view the world with an artists eye, and teach you to capture the essence of what you see, and not get bogged down in details.

Areas that will be covered in the course include:

  • Concept and idea development
  • Extension of colour mixing using a limited palette
  • Exploring colour harmony
  • Colour temperature
  • Experimenting with techniques, from fluid to glazing to textural
  • Learning to really see
  • Following your feeling while painting

During the course, Alison will bring a range of her artworks giving added insight.

Materials Package

Bring your own painting materials or purchase a MAMA Materials Package. The Acrylics Level Two materials package builds on the package for Level 1 Acrylic Painting. If you are entering the program directly at Level 2, you will need the materials from both lists. Both materials packages will be available for purchase online or over the counter at ShopMAMA.

MAMA Materials Package includes:

  • A3 Canvas Pad
  • A2 Tube Acrylics, 120mL
    • Burnt Umber
    • Dioxazine Purple Hue
    • Yellow Oxide
  • A2 Acrylic, 250ml
    • Titanium White
  • Set of round Taklon brushes: Sizes 4, 8, 14
  • Cost $95*

*This materials package is not yet available for purchase.

Booking Notes

  • Additional classes will be added where possible, after the scheduled classes book out.
  • Please contact us if all class times are booked out and we will put your name on a waiting list for another session.
  • Please note: in making a booking with MAMA you agree to the terms and conditions.

Meet Tutor Alison Percy

Alison Percy, MAMA Art Tutor, in her studio

Alison's work reflects a fascination in the balance and sensitivity of fluid line inspired by natural forms across figurative, landscape and floral subjects. Imagery is formed using ink, charcoal, acrylic paint, soft pastel and watercolour onto canvas and paper. A quiet energy is felt during mark making, allowing the work to take on a layered and reflective journey. Intuitive use of fluid line and colour evokes an honest connection through the artist and onto the surface.

Alison's energetic and passionate nature is evident across her work. It reflects a delight in transforming observations, captured or remembered images into figurative, landscape or floral works. Alison produces paintings and drawings for exhibition, private sale and commission.

As a tutor, students are encouraged to relax and enjoy the journey - while exploring their individual style and learning to really see.