Acrylic Painting II Adult Education Tasmania

Acrylic Painting II

Course description

A continuation course from Acrylic Painting for Beginners.

Take your painting skills to the next level & engage in the process of practice. This supportive and relaxed studio environment will help students gain confidence in their art making and encourage the development of personal style while being taught within classical and modernist tradition.

Suitable for students who have completed Acrylic Painting for Beginners or those with previous painting experience who want to refresh their skills and learn more about acrylics as a painting medium of choice.

What your course wll cover

Each week your tutor will guide you through the painting process with demonstrations and practical exercises. Individual and group instruction will be given, with time spent appreciating work and progress throughout the lessons.

Students will work on projects designed to develop knowledge and understanding of the importance of colour, composition and form, proportion and perspective, tone and spatial relationships. Subjects include still life, landscape, abstract compositions and subjects of personal interest.

  • Materials and tools
  • Ground preparations & support choices
  • Colour theory and colour mixing skills
  • Subject choice & planning a composition
  • How to personalize traditional underpainting techniques
  • Brushwork and painting applications from washes to impasto
  • How to develop more expressive brushwork
  • Blending techniques
  • Glazing
  • Making acrylics versatile – mediums & additives through to final varnishes
  • Painting styles – how to loosen up

What to bring to class

Bring your painting kit – the brushes & acrylic paints you already have, along with the ‘basics’ list below.

  • Other useful tools & materials will be discussed during the first class.

Basic tools & materials list

  • A3 Sketch book
  • Sheet of A3 watercolour paper
  • Basic drawing media (2B pencil, piece of 4B compressed charcoal & erasers)
  • Acrylic paints in 75ml tubes – Yellow Light Hansa, Yellow Deep, Matisse Red Light, Brilliant Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna & Titanium White
  • A variety of brushes (round, flat & filbert brushes – various sizes in both synthetic & hog hair) Include a No. 8 round nylon brush, No. 10 synthetic filbert brush & 1inch flat hog hair bristle brush
  • Palette knives
  • Stretched canvas or canvas boards
  • Small jar of Gesso
  • Clear Glaze Medium – Jo Sonja’s brand or similar
  • Containers for holding water (small jam jar with lid)
  • Palette – Disposable palette pad or a large white flat plastic or white china plate
  • Water mister spray bottle (with an adjustable fine misting nozzle)
  • Roll of masking tape
  • Fabric rag, approx. 20cm pieces
  • Apron/old shirt to protect clothing
  • Digital camera (bring phone charger)

Important information

Most classes fill up quickly. However, your class could be cancelled if not enough people enrol. If you are concerned about buying a class materials that may be of no use to you, please check the viability of your class with Adult Education before making your purchase.

Please note that children must not attend this class unless it is a specified parent/child activity.

Disability and special needs

Libraries Tasmania is committed to achieving open, equitable access and participation to a range of adult education programs and courses. If you have a disability or medical condition which you think may impact on your ability to participate in an adult education course, please complete the Special Needs Form available at:, or contact the adult education team: This will help us to make the necessary adjustments to maximise your enjoyment and experience in your chosen course. All enquiries are confidential.

Please note that carers supporting learners with disabilities can attend our classes free of charge. For more information, please contact adult education team:

Refund policy

Cancellations and Refunds
Please choose your course carefully. A full refund is payable in the event that a class is cancelled. No other refunds are considered except for extenuating circumstances which are supported by a written application.

Contact details

For General Enquiries contact

  • (03) 6165 5564

Or for specific enquiries relating to issues in your area, contact your local centre

Terms and Conditions

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$301.4 Limited inc GST / $251.41 / $266.40
Acrylic Painting II

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