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Ever felt a rush of inspiration, picked up a brush, tried your hand at painting, only to finish feeling like a failure? Welcome to our friendly, beginner-friendly painting class led by Stephen, one of Australia’s cherished artists. In this full-day immersive workshop, you’ll not just learn the art of painting, but also grow to love it.

We’ll kick off with acrylic paints, introducing you to a world of vibrant colors and textures. We’ll guide you through all the basics: from the tools and materials you’ll need, to the principles of color theory, composition, light, and perspective. We’ll also dive into the fun of color mixing and explore different painting techniques using a brush, palette knife, and even your fingers!

Under Stephen’s expert guidance, you’ll learn the ins and outs of turning a simple sketch into a finished painting. We’ll provide plenty of practice through a variety of subjects and exercises – think basic compositions, serene still life, captivating landscapes, and calming waterscapes.

Whether you’re a total novice or looking to brush up on your skills, this painting class is a goldmine of knowledge. It’s designed to equip you with the fundamentals and inspire confidence, empowering you to continue your painting journey long after the workshop ends. Don’t miss this chance to unlock your inner artist and embrace the joy of painting!

What you'll get

  • Expert guidance from a professional artist
  • Access to artist-grade materials kindly provided by Derivan Matisse
  • A range of paintings, done by you!
  • The know-how to confidently continue painting at home

what to bring

  • Clothes you don’t mind getting grubby!
  • Lunch and a water bottle
  • Notebook and pen


Be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions before grabbing a ticket.