Discover the dynamic and creative potential of acrylic paint in capturing the essence of impressionist and expressionist landscape. In this engaging workshop, you'll explore a variety of acrylic techniques from loose brushstrokes to layering, and learn how to work with an extended colour palette to simplify complex scenes.
This workshop is perfect both for beginners and intermediate students seeking to unleash their artistic expression. You'll have the freedom to choose between natural tones or a more vibrant palette, and you can bring your own landscape reference or use one provided. Join us and unlock your creativity with acrylic paint!
Olga is a full time painter creating expressive landscape from the studio in St Kilda. She also teaches at Victorian Artists Society and is a dynamic and expressive teacher who will help you be more mindful about your painting process. She'll try to stretch you so bring an open mind and yes-attitude. You might be taken away from your comfort zone.
What you will learn
- Explore a variety of acrylic techniques from loose brushstrokes to layering, and learn how to work with an extended colour palette to simplify complex scenes.
What you will get
- Meet Olga - a full time painter creating expressive landscape from the studio in St Kilda.
What to bring
- Materials list - what to bring PAINTS Bring any acrylic paints you might have If you are buying then I recommend: • Primaries - Dark Blue, yellow red, + white , black if you like working with black. (Almost any colour can be mixed with them) • Any colours you like/have/ and would like to use. I like fluoro pink but choose whatever colours you like BRUSHES • Multiple brushes - A mix of large, medium and small. Larger are better for looseness PAINTING SURFACES • Large canvas, recommended min 50x60, up to 60x80cm or whatever size you like to work on. • Min 6 sheets of min A3 size paper for exercises and experiments (150- 300 gsm). Cartridge is fine." • For tests, experiments and plays OTHER • Pencil or pen for quick sketching a thumbnail for composition • Paper towels • Masking tape • A Large palette (A3+ piece of cardboard/ A cardboard box lid works like a charm) • Reference photo of a landscape (there will be some available too) • Apron if you’re a messy painter • Spray bottle if you have one (optional) • Curiosity and a positive attitude
What to wear
Casual (Careful class might get messy)
This workshop is perfect both for beginners and intermediate adults seeking to unleash their artistic expression.
Our offer to you
Painting pictures is enjoyable, satisfying, therapeutic, good for the soul, great for your social life, combats social isolation, and helps the brain fight against depression and dementia.
Let our expert tutors show you how it’s done because expressing yourself through art is about the best way to be happy and fulfilled.
We cover all styles for all levels.
The Box Hill Art Group Inc. was established in 1952 and since then it has nurtured many thousands of budding artists, as well as stretching the skills of experienced and exhibiting artists.
Moreover, we cater for watercolours, oils, acrylics, pastels, drawing, life drawing and mixed media.
We also offer our member’s access to lessons, paint outs, art demonstrations, competitions, exhibitions and arts awards.
The Box Hill Art Group will open up a whole new colourful world for you to enjoy.
Membership is open to anyone between 16 and 116 years of age. Whether you are just starting out in painting or drawing or have been doing it for years you will love being a part of this group, meeting with like minded people to express yourself visually.
Cancellations & Refunds
You are entitled to a full refund.
- A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
No changes will be allowed after these times.
We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.
Terms & Conditions
Transfers for classes that cannot be attended need to be made up within the same term.
Non members are entitled to only purchase ONE single $26 tutored class. All additional purchases require the participant to become a member of the Box Hill Art Group. This condition excludes Wednesday Life Drawing sessions and one day workshops which are open to everyone.
Memberships are not transferable to other people. Class payments are not transferable to other members.