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This is an introductory class, you will learn the wonderful technique of impasto (thick) acrylic painting. You will be painting on a canvas using pallet knives, asst’t brushes, and your fingers.

You will learn how to paint an abstract painting, and how to build up your subject using a loose acrylic wash background. You will then be taught how to apply thickened acrylics to create your painting.  This technique is often described as yummy and luscious, because of the thickness of your paint.  The finished painting looks fantastic under a spotlight as all the textures are revealed.

You will have lots of fun in this workshop as Di teaches you her secrets on ‘easy colour mixing’, and how to create different shapes and textures with the varied pallet knives.

The class is suitable for all skill levels, you can be an absolute beginner wanting to plunge into the world of art, or be an experienced painter wanting to try different techniques.


Want to book a private workshop for your group? Work-Shop can offer a unique range of classes for your next team-building adventure, birthday bash, Christmas do, or hens party! Make a terrarium, paint and sip, pottery and plonk, printmaking, resin homewares, wreaths or flower crowns – whatever tickles you, Work-Shop has got you covered. So fire up the crew, book a workshop and unleash your creativity with friends and co-workers. For more information, get in touch with our Brisbane manager: ellie@work-shop.com.au

What you'll get

  • My knowledge and expertise tuition for the 3 hour class

  • A 40cm x 40cm painted canvas

  • Impasto Acrylic paints

  • Pallet knives to use

  • Mixing pallet

what to bring

  • Dress in old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy in
  • Optional apron or smock (we also can provide an apron)


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