Workshop: Acrylic Painting for Teens

When: Monday 21 January, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Where: Studio within Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA

Price: $120

In a supportive workshop tailored for ages 11 to 19, students will have the opportunity to work with experienced tutor Alison Percy, developing their skills and confidence as a painter.

Alison will guide students step by step through the planning, preparation, execution, and finishing of an artwork work, including:

  • Selecting and preparing your painting surface
  • Colour mixing using a limited palette
  • Introduction to composition, colour and tone
  • Finding your subject matter
  • Capturing the essence of what you see
  • Understanding your tools: types of brushes, paints and supports

Students will be inspired to experiment, take risks, be expressive and not overthink the process.

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Meet Tutor Alison Percy

Alison Percy artist sits in her studio surrounded by paintings

Alison's work reflects a fascination in the balance and sensitivity of fluid line inspired by natural forms across figurative, landscape and floral subjects. Imagery is formed using ink, charcoal, acrylic paint, soft pastel and watercolour onto canvas and paper. A quiet energy is felt during mark making, allowing the work to take on a layered and reflective journey. Intuitive use of fluid line and colour evokes an honest connection through the artist and onto the surface.

Alison's energetic and passionate nature is evident across her work. It reflects a delight in transforming observations, captured or remembered images into figurative, landscape or floral works. Alison produces paintings and drawings for exhibition, private sale and commission.

As a tutor, students are encouraged to relax and enjoy the journey - while exploring their individual style and learning to really see.