Acrylic Painting | Acrylics and Collage | Mellissa Read-Devine Art Est Art School and Gallery

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Acrylic Painting | Acrylics and Collage | Mellissa Read-Devine

Acrylic Painting | Acrylics and Collage |  Mellissa Read-Devine

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Join us for a one-day painting workshop that combines the versatile medium of acrylic paint with the captivating world of mixed media. During this workshop, you can expect to delve into various aspects of acrylic painting and mixed media techniques. Mellissa will demonstrate a range of processes, equipping you with valuable skills and knowledge to enhance your creative expression.

What to expect

Students will learn:

  • simplifying shapes while maintaining the vibrancy and boldness of colors.
  • About colour mixing, enabling you to create harmonious palettes 
  • How to build and balance the composition
  • How to approach contemporary paintings
  • Ways to achieve the desired visual impact in your artwork

Images: Rose and Daphne by Mellissa Read-Devine

Is this course right for me?

Whether you're a beginner looking to embark on your artistic journey or an experienced artist seeking new inspirations and techniques, this one-day painting workshop is designed to cater to all skill levels including senior secondary students. Come prepared to experiment, explore, and create captivating works of art using acrylic paint and mixed media collage.


Please bring the following:

  • Collage material – thin paper is the best, printed or unprinted
  • Charcoal
  • Acrylic Ink, black
  • Acrylic matte medium or pva glue 
  • Optional - Pastels (chalk or oil ), Posca pens or equivalent
  • Your acrylic paints. Bring what you have, please use good ‘artist’ quality paints. Inferior paints do not produce good results. We recommend Matisse Derivan or Atelier brand paints
  • Drying retarder (optional)
  • Your brushes. A selection of large and small brushes, wide cheap brush for glue
  • A palette knife for mixing paint
  • Your painting palette – a large flat surface is best
  • Rags or paper towel
  • Water spray

Bring whatever colours you have, with the following selection giving you a key palette mix: 

  • Titanium White
  • Magenta or Alizarin red
  • Cadmium red
  • Pthalo Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Yellows (cool and warm)
  • Dioxyzine Purple

More short courses with Mellissa in 2023

March: Acrylic Painting | Fabulous Florals — May: Acrylic Painting | Acrylics Inside and Out — June: Acrylic Painting | Impasto with Acrylics — July: Acrylic Painting | Acrylics and Collage — September: Acrylic Painting | Reworking a Failed Painting — December: Acrylic Painting | Birds and Animal Portraits

About studio classes

Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need. We have a maximum of 12 students per class.

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Art Est accepts Creative Kids vouchers and memberships to help you save on your art class, along with regular discounts for current students. To find out what you are eligible for and how to book with these, visit our special offers and discounts page:

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Course testimonials:

  • Great space, facilities and location. Melissa was good informative and had a lot of knowledge to share. Will be back for more workshops and would recommend to friends. Thanks team!
  • Enjoyable and educational! The course was a lot of fun and Mellissa a supportive instructor. The studio is also a nice creative atmosphere.