Acrylic Painting for Beginners


Enjoy an introduction to acrylic painting for beginners during this 8 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 materials, painting tools and supports for added insight. You will be inspired to experiment, take risks, and not overthink the process.

If you are interested in attending this course and are unable to make this term, please join the waiting list for term 4.

  • When
    Tuesdays 6.00pm - 8.30pm, beginning 13 July
  • Where
    Workshop within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
  • Price
    $280 ($260 Member / Concession)

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 Umber
    • 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: $210
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Meet the Tutor: Alison Percy

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.

Alison's Website

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