Introduction to acrylic painting

Course code: 19023
Location: Beaumaris Senior Centre
Day/time:  Friday 1pm Weekly
Starts: 8-Feb  Ends: 5-Apr

This is a course that is particularly designed for inexperienced budding artists. It is a hands on course, with lots of practice with drawing and painting. Old clothes should be worn. Students will have time to complete at least one work to take home and should have enough information to continue painting at home.

Basic instruction will be given in drawing, composition, sources of light and perspective.The course will cover the basics of painting with acrylics, the use of colour, how to mix and store the paint, how to apply it, glaze the painting. The emphasis will not be on realism but on creating colourful naive style images.

Cost of materials may come to $50 if the participant doesn’t already have paints, brushes etc. A list of required materials will be provided prior to the course.

Di Hone
Diana has always been interested in painting and drawing. When living in the USA she studied the Amish style of patchwork quilting. On returning to Australia, she created a number of patchwork quilts and taught the Amish style of quilting for several years. This helped her design aesthetically pleasing images which certainly derive their shape, colour and form from patchwork quilting. While living in Adelaide, she started painting with acrylics which suits her detailed and naive approach. She has sold her paintings through galleries, several successful exhibitions and, more recently, through private commissions. Please see Diana’s website at

Last upated 2 November 2018