Intro to Palette Knife Painting with Impasto

Learn how to paint with a palette knife for a textural artwork



3 hours Class size 1 to 20     label $100

This is an introductory class where 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.

Please note: This class requires at least six students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.



Aside from this class, Work-Shop also has the following coming up:



What you'll get
  • Your teacher's knowledge and expert tuition for the three-hour class
  •  A 40cm x 40cm painted canvas
  • Acrylic paints
  •  Gel medium to mix with your acrylics
  •  Palette knives to use
  •  Mixing palette

What to bring
  • Dress in old clothes that you don’t mind getting messy in. 
  •  Optional apron or smock.

Location

WOODSTERS (Work-Shop Brisbane) - 16 Austin St, Newstead QLD

Your teacher
Dianne Kelly

Dianne Kelly

4.7 (34)

Dianne Kelly is a Brisbane born-and-based professional watercolour artist. Di was originally trained in commercial/fine art, working in advertising before pursuing her absolute love and sharing her passion for watercolour painting. Di is still teaching 32 years later and has now fulfilled her dream of writing her first book, The art of Watering Colour. Over the years, Di has had several of her paintings published as limited edition prints, as well as producing several ranges of gift cards featuring watercolour images from her overseas travels. Di’s works hang in collections around Australia and overseas and are currently being incorporated into her new range of fabrics and wallpapers

 




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.9 (2147)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.


health_and_safety
Work-Shop is COVID-19 aware This means that this teacher won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant government restrictions (e.g. maximum number of guests).
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Jeanine Mewburn Jul 2021


It was an enjoyable workshop. All material and information, demonstration was present.
I learned the art of seeing a picture in my mind and painting it with palette knife and whatever tool I prefer. The impressionist view is not easy and it helps me loosen up. Good atmosphere

Intro to Palette Knife Painting with Impasto review by Jeanine Mewburn

Monica Muggeridge Jun 2021


It was a great class. I’d like to explore this medium some more. Thanks!

Painting workshop review by Monica Muggeridge

Lisa Bryant May 2021


Good location with street parking, relaxed style class with freedom to do what inspires you, plenty of materials provided, great teachers.

Susan Blake Apr 2021


Our teacher Dianne, was kind, encouraging, knowledgeable and helpful. The venue is perfectly suitable for a painting class. The paints and tools were plentiful.

Intro to Palette Knife Painting with Impasto review by Susan Blake

Leilani Stabe Apr 2021


What a shame this wasn't the first class I took with this group. Di was really the most fantastic, wonderful teacher. For a non art student like me to get shown the importance of colour mixing and various techniques to use gave me the best chance of walking away with a piece of art work I was actually happy to say I had done.
It is sad that 5 stars is the most I can give for this class. I highly recommend this great class and fabulous teacher!

Intro to Palette Knife Painting with Impasto review by Leilani Stabe Sydney

Liz Anstey Jan 2021


Completely forgot I had booked this and missed yesterday’s reminder
If there is any chance of joining your next class would be greatly appreciated

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Seona McNamara Nov 2020


Great class and really passionate teacher - Di’s love of colour and open environment for beginners made the class really enjoyable. Thanks again!

Intro to Palette Knife Painting with Impasto review by Seona McNamara Sydney

Toni Fallon Nov 2020


Had a very enjoyable afternoon. Atmosphere and ambience was great. Class numbers also seemed to work well, kept the teacher engaged with all students. Certainly seemed to be enough supplies to work with. Di was very warm and accessible. Looking forward to more beginner classes in acrylic painting and working with colours. And also beginner drawing classesMany thanks for a interesting afternoon.

Jessica Schieren Nov 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


Di was very friendly. Plenty of materials, colours etc. Could have kept painting for hours

Painting workshop review by Jessica Schieren

Kristen Downie Nov 2020

7 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Dianne was fantastic; really knowledgeable and generous with her time. The class was a lot of fun and a relaxed atmosphere. I highly recommend this class.

Rosalee McNeil Nov 2020


Liked that the teacher encouraged us to paint our own thing rather than copy something, but it would have been helpful to know before the day, so we could have thought about what we were going to paint rather than think of something on the spot.
The colour tuition was good, but she didn't give much instruction on impasto which is what the workshop was about. Also spoke too softly.

Liz Benson-Thorpe Sep 2020


Learnt about mixing colours, Dianne is obviously passionate about art which makes the class interesting. Great venue. Would love to have done more with knife techniques, perhaps another class. Thank you to all.

Janet Oconnor Aug 2020


This was an excellent class. The teacher was very clear and helpful.and took me right out of my comfort zone. This class was given to me as a gift and with all the issues with Covid they have been so helpful. It was such an easy venue to get to and very comfortable. The first hour I found so valuable learning about mixing colours and then we moved onto our canvas and as promised I came home with something I was very proud of. I will certainly recommend the classes, teacher and venue to others.

Linda Smith Aug 2020


Great tuition in a relaxed atmosphere. It would have been great if it went a little longer but it has inspired me to keep it up.

Desley Mather Jul 2020


I really enjoyed this class. The teacher was so knowledgeable and I learnt so much. The venue was perfect. I was really happy with my painting I would definitely be interested I taking more classes.

Intro to Palette Knife Painting with Impasto review by Desley Mather Sydney

Karlee Whitehouse Jul 2020


This class was amazing! Dianne was truly inspirational! Made the atmosphere friendly and made me feel at ease. Trying new things can be daunting but this was awesome! I would strongly recommend any of her classes!

Zita O'Carroll Jul 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Loved the venue as was a good size and could park outside, but should have bought a flask of coffee with me. Dianne was lovely and a good teacher but feel she should have introduced herself and given a bit of her art history at the start of the class. There was plenty of beautiful paints and colours as well as new techniques . Totally enjoyed the class and was very happy with my painting. Was also great to chat with the other participants.

Bev Ryan Jul 2020


Materials were in good supply. Instruction was clear and encouraging. I am very happy with results.

Louise Palmer Jul 2020


Our teacher was friendly and willing to offer advice. She gave EVERY person feel valued and made sure to spend time with each (not just the most needy lol).

Joanne Yu Jul 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


The studio was nicely set up with all equipment provided. The first hour was spent experimenting mixing colours using palette knives, brushes (and fingers!) and building textures using impasto. It’s fun and 3 hours went by very quickly!

Elizabeth Cullen Jul 2020


Teacher was great and gave everybody individual attention.materials adequate, maybe needed more room to spread out. Learnt things to build on.

Debbie Rawson Jul 2020


The teacher was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful to everyone and so encouraging, the space was perfect for what we were doing, I thoroughly enjoyed my time and I would book another class

Carly Berry Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed this class. Dianne was very helpful and engaging. I felt I learned alot and I'm motivated to do some more.

Alanna Sparkes Jul 2020


Loved this class! Dianne was very knowledgeable and friendly. The paints provided let us create a lovely floral arrangement on canvas- with the colour scheme and design of our choice. Great introduction, can't wait to learn more. Thank you.

Intro to Palette Knife Painting with Impasto review by Alanna Sparkes

Alexandra Busselmaier Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Whilst the teacher was knowledgeable, there was very little time spent on palette knife. No opportunity to try different tools to see their effect.

Tegan Cohen Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Good and clear explanations of theory and practice. Helpful demonstrations. Workspace fine - Sufficient room for activity.

Tegan Cohen Jul 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


Good and clear explanations of theory and practice. Helpful demonstrations. Workspace fine - Sufficient room for activity.

Jacqui Aberdeen Jun 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I loved this class. I’m a total beginner to painting but discovered the impasto painting is delicious. Dianne is a fabulous teacher & I learnt lots. She was completely flexible with the subject and I came away with a painting I was happy with - I’m my worst critic but for a 3 hour effort I’m thrilled and have a good base to start from on my own. Thank you

Debbie Tidswell Feb 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews


Great atmosphere and teacher was awesome. Came around and helped with every part of the painting inc technical info

Painting workshop review by Debbie Tidswell

Kahli Ryan Feb 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The class was so much fun, I loved the difference technique used and how were could do so much in the three hour class.

Alice McDonald Feb 2020


The class was great! Dianne was such a good teacher & she made the class very fun. The materials were very good & I was really pleased with how much we learnt in 3 hours :) I’ll definitely be coming for more classes in future too.
Thank you :)

Linda Meaker Feb 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was friendly, helpful and I learned a lot in the time I was there

Fleur Kelly Feb 2020


Had a great time. It is an introduction to Impasto painting which includes basic colour theory. The teacher was friendly, helpful and encouraging.

Intro to Palette Knife Painting with Impasto review by Fleur Kelly

Carmel Brown Feb 2020


Had a wonderful painting and learning experience. Our teacher was really great with providing excellent insights into the techniques .
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