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Paint on the Wild Side Vibrant Animal Paintings in Acrylics with Mellissa Read-Devine

Course Overview

Join Mellissa Read-Devine for this bold and colourful workshop, where you can paint an image of your favourite animal. Learn to simplify shapes and keep your colours bold and bright, learn about colour mixing, composition and much more. Mellissa is well-known for her impressionistic style of painting, has been the recipient of many award and prizes and is displayed in many galleries and private collections. Mellissa’s workshops are very popular so be sure to enrol early!

Images: by Mellissa Read-Devine

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Some prior experience with acrylics is assumed. Students should have attended at least an introductory workshop or class. Text continues after images


Please bring the following:
An image of an animal you would like to paint. Please bring a clear photograph to work from, printed out at at least A4 size.
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
Your brushes. A selection of large and small bristle brushes
Stretched canvas or canvas board
Any acrylic painting mediums that you usually use
A palette knife
Your painting pallette

Maximum of 12 students in all our classes Our class sizes are small, ensuring you receive the individual tuition you need.

Unless otherwise noted, prices exclude art materials. Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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