Palette Knife Painting for Beginners Class

How to paint with a palette knife


Dianne Kelly
Work-Shop

Work-Shop

4.9 (141)
30k followers

3 hours 1 to 20 label $95


This is an introduction class to the wonderful world of using impasto (thick) acrylic painting techniques. You will be painting on a 40cmx40cm canvas using a palette knife, brushes and even your fingers!!

You will learn how to create an abstract background (which is a painting in itself!) using flat brushstrokes, then how to apply the thickened acrylic paint to your canvas in the shapes of roses, anenomies, greenery and a clear glass vase. This technique is often described as yummy and luscious because of the thickness of the paint.

The finished painting looks great under a spotlight as all the textures are revealed. We will have lots of fun in this workshop as we learn to mix colours and experiment with shapes to create this still life of flowers in a vase. I want every student to take home a beautiful painting that you will be proud to hang on the wall!

This class is suitable for all skill levels, you can be an absolute beginner wanting to plunge into the art world and try out a painting class or be an experienced artist wanting to explore a new painting technique.

 

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
  • My knowledge and expertise tuition for the three-hour class

  • A 40cm x 40cm painted canvas

  • Acrylic paints

  • Gel medium to mix with your acrylics

  • 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


Location

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

Your teacher
Dianne Kelly

Dianne Kelly


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 (141)
30k followers

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.

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