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T3 Introduction to Acrylics

Beginner Level - Fiona Buchanan

  • Starts 25 July
  • 305 Australian dollars
  • Playcentre

12 spots left


Course Description

In this beginner’s course, you will take a creative journey with acrylics. Learn about tools, paints, surfaces, compositions and colour mixing. Try different techniques to help you create amazing artwork. Learn the techniques and gain the knowledge that will help you express your ideas in acrylics. This course includes the art and science of colour mixing, looking at the rules of composition and design development as well as the application of paint to the surface. We will cover • • Surfaces • • Brushes and tools • • Composition development • • Colour mixing • • Paints and mediums • • Application • • Finishing the work for the display About the Tutor Fiona works in three main areas: Still life, portraiture and seascapes. "I am a visual artist and teacher I work in a variety of media and teach in several different media as well. I trained as a large-scale scenic artist in Perth and worked for many years here and in Melbourne as a mural and large-scale painter. I love Western Australia and often travel in the Southwest of WA, a totally beautiful part of the world to gather reference material for my work. I am inspired to paint the ocean because of the sense of belonging to the Earth that it inspires. I love to paint portraits and try to represent the emotion of the moment. I work in both pastels and paint. I work in three main areas: Still life, portraiture and seascapes. Each of these areas is a challenge and I love them all." Canvas 16 x 24” or suitable size for your images. Reference images: Bring along your own images to be used for your first project. These need to be some that you have taken yourself or have been taken by family or friends. Bring at least one image that represents what you would like to learn to paint. Acrylic paints Titanium White Pthalo Blue Naples Yellow Cadmium Yellow mid or Primary Yellow Alizaron Crimson or magenta (cool red) Raw Sienna Burnt Sienna Raw Umber Ultramarine Blue Clear Painting Medium (Jo Sonjas Clear Glaze medium or Atelier Clear Painting Medium) Brushes in taklon or polyester (not bristle) Flat brush 2cm wide Flat brush 1cm wide Assorted other brushes for details Large soft brush for blending (this can be a 3cm wide flat bristle brush as these are cheap. Kneadable eraser Pastel pencils for drawing up (Pitt 181 and white are good) Water container Palette: Old plates are good. Avoid any throw aways. Rag and Paper towel.


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Terms and Conditions

A 20% administration fee applies to cancellations made before the beginning of the term. No refund will be given once the term has started. Participants in the term courses must be 18+ unless attending the After School or School Holiday workshops. Classes are not held on public holidays. Course start and finishing dates may vary due to public holidays and the availability of the course tutor. A full refund will only be given if a course is cancelled by the Tresillian Arts Centre. A refund will only be given if you have a medical certificate for the dates you have missed. No pro-rata payments are available for term courses or if classes are unattended by the student.


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