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Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Enjoy an introduction to Acrylic Painting for Beginner’s during this 4-week course. Led by our tutor and artist, Courtney Young, this class will take you step-by-step through the planning, preparation, execution and finishing of your work.

Build confidence and explore different elements such as, colour mixing, composition, value, depth, line and shape. Research and practice still-life, landscape, portraiture and abstraction.

Once you have completed this introductory course, you will have a solid overview of Acrylic Painting and be able to progress to the MAMA Painting Studio course.


Bring your own materials or purchase a MAMA Materials Package tailored for this course. Packages may be purchased online, or through MAMA Store: (02) 6043 5800

Cost: $145
A3 Canvas Pad
A4 Visual Diary
4x Taklon Flat Brushes 25mm, 19mm, 12mm and 6mm
A2 Lightfast Acrylic 250ml - Titanium White
A2 Lightfast Acrylic 120ml - Burnt Umber
A2 Lightfast Acrylic 120ml - Ultramarine Blue
A2 Lightfast Acrylic 120ml - Cerulean Blue Hue
A2 Lightfast Acrylic 120ml - Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
A2 Lightfast Acrylic 120ml - Lemon Yellow
A2 Lightfast Acrylic 120ml - Cadmium Red Medium Hue
A2 Lightfast Acrylic 120ml - Alizarin Crimson

Meet the Tutor

Courtney Young

Courtney is an artist and regenerative farmer living on Bpangerang Country in Rutherglen, Victoria. She holds a Bachelor of Environments from the University of Melbourne and has a background in environmental restoration. Courtney’s art practice is centred around painting, and she has exhibited her work locally and across Australia. She currently shows through Beechworth Contemporary Art Gallery, Gallery Raye and AK Bellinger Gallery.

Courtney is interested in making work that challenges prevailing colonial approaches to understanding and perceiving the landscape. Through her place-based practice, she wants to question outdated wild/domestic, native/invasive dichotomies. Her paintings, both in acrylic and oil, often border abstraction and are grounded in a love of colour, texture and layering.

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