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Foundations of Drawing and Acrylics for beginners and beyond | Sally Mowbray

Course overview

Have you always wanted to try painting, or did you paint in High School and you’re feeling rusty? This guided step by step acrylic painting class is the perfect starting point for beginners as well as artists keen to refresh their skills and learn new techniques in a structured environment. Enjoy discovering the artist within in a fun and relaxed and friendly environment. This daytime painting class is for new students as well as continuing students.

What to expect

Each week you will learn new painting techniques and build your skills and confidence gradually. By working from simple subject matter, students will:

  • learn about acrylic paints and materials
  • learn the fundamentals painting skills of tone and composition
  • learn different ways of applying paint
  • learn how to organize your palette, name, mix and match colours

image credits: student artworks

Is this course right for me*

This course is for both beginners including new students as well as new or continuing students who want to build on their skills before trying other courses.


Bring along whatever paints you have or a basic set of primaries plus white (Matisse, Golden, A2 brands or similar) and tutor will advise any further colours needed. If you would like to buy our kit we have the Matisse Primary Colours set that you can purchase from us for $75 (RRP $100). This provides a good starting range of colours. You will need to order this from us in advance. Please call us on 02 9564 1519 or email us to order the paint set.

All students will need to bring the following each week

  • Paint palette (at least A4 size, flat (no wells). Tiles, perspex or old white plates work well.
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Masking tape or bulldog clips
  • Selection of cheap bristle brushes – flat, round, small and large sizes.
  • Sketchbook or visual diary for drawing ideas and compositions (A4 is fine)
  • Something to draw with (eg Pencils, charcoal)
  • You will need several canvases during the term – approximate A4 size. This does not have to be an expensive brand. You may just like to purchase an A3 pad of canvas paper which is an economical way to work on studies.

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

Unless otherwise noted, fees for adult classes exclude art materials.Click here to see a list of local art supply retailers.

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$440 Limited inc GST
Foundations of Drawing and Acrylics for beginners and beyond | Sally Mowbray

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Price excludes materials | Suitable for absolute beginners | New and continuing students welcome
Maximum of 12 students in all our classes

Course testimonials:

  • Love Art Est! Sally's class was great - she is very encouraging to beginners, and takes everyone at their own pace. She gently nudges people to try new ideas but at the same time respects everyone's interests and experiences. She's a great teacher - I'd encourage anyone who feels they lack talent to let Sally work her magic on them!
  • Sally again has been an excellent tutor I have learnt further techniques and skills she provides plenty of time for one one discussion. Thanks Sally