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Acrylic Painting | Fabulous Florals with Mellissa Read-Devine

Join Mellissa Read-Devine for this bold and colourful still life workshop focussing on florals and flowers, immersing yourself in the glorious freedom of colourful bold brushstrokes. Students can either bring in a bundle of their favourite florals to set up a still life, or work from your garden photos.

What to expect

Students will learn:

  • To simplify shapes and keep your colours bold and bright
  • About colour mixing
  • How to build and balance the composition
  • How to approach contemporary paintings

Images: Rose and Daphne by Mellissa Read-Devine

Is this course right for me?

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


Please bring the following:

  • Stretched Canvas/Canvas Board or 300gsm watercolour paper taped to a board. Recommended size no smaller than 20”x 24” (55x61cm), or a square format if desired. 2 -3 canvasses in total. 
  • 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, see recommended colours below.
  • Drying retarder (optional)
  • Your brushes. A selection of large and small brushes
  • A palette knife for mixing paint
  • Your painting palette – a large flat surface is best
  • Large container for water
  • Rags or paper towel
  • Water spray

Optional selection: 

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

Use Your NSW Discover Voucher

This class is eligible for the NSW Discover Voucher so you can save $25 on your total cost. To book with your Discover Voucher, simply use our online form in the link below or book over the phone. Please ensure you have your voucher in the form of a PDF ready when you book (this would have been emailed to you by Service NSW).

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