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Acrylic Painting Workshop with Craig Penny

Acrylic Painting Workshop with Craig Penny

Highett Community Centre

Have you ever wondered how to loosen up your painting style? 
Be more spontaneous?
If the answer to any of these questions is "Yes", then this workshop is for you!

In this full-day workshop, Craig Penny will teach you how to be free, quick and spontaneous with your paintings. All levels are welcome.

WHERE: Highett Neighbourhood Community House   
ADDRESS: 2 Livingston Street Highett
WHEN: Tuesday 2 July, 2024
TIME: 9:30 am - 4 pm
TUTOR: Craig Penny
CONTACT: 0492 800 592
COST: $140 

MATERIAL LIST - Suggested only

  • One stretched canvases at a comfortable size. eg 30 x 24 inches
  • One smaller canvas (eg. 16 x 20 inches) – to be used for a one-hour painting challenge
  • Acrylic brushes
  • Acrylic paints 
  • Suitable palettes for acrylics 
  • Spray bottle
  • Something to draw with (eg. HB pencils)
  • Anything you would like to paint with other than a brush
  • Photographs that you would like to paint from
  • Water bucket (ice cream container or similar)
  • Desktop easels will be provided - if you have a stand-up easel, please bring it along  
  • Drop sheet
  • Gel medium/impasto medium
  • Desktop / stand up easel - there are a few desktop easels on site so please let the Centre know if you require one (

  • BYO lunch

PAINTS - Suggested only

  • Acrylics (Matisse Structure, no flow paints)
  • Matisse Colours - Cobalt blue, Prussian blue, Cad red, Primary Yellow, Sky Blue, Australian sienna, white, Australian Sap green or olive green, permanent light violet, Aqua green light, raw umber, burnt sienna
  • Atelier Colours – Pacific Blue
  • Whisper blue, a Matisse background colour or whatever you have

Canvases will need to have a coat of very pale blue for the background colour.
Craig uses a little cobalt blue and gesso or whisper blue (A matisse background colour)

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  • Term Dates 2024

    Term 1:  30 Jan - 28 Mar 2024
    Term 2:  15 Apr - 28 Jun 2024
    Term 3:  15 Jul - 20 Sep 2024
    Term 4:  7 Oct - 15 Dec 2024


    There are no refunds for any class bookings. Class fees for the following must be paid before the end of the current term to hold your spot within the class. If you are planning on "missing a term" class fees must be paid to secure your place in the class for the following term.


    A $10 a year membership fee is payable per calendar year when joining a class or workshop at our centres. The membership covers you for insurance at both Highett and Hampton Community Centres. This is non-refunable.