Modern Art Acrylic Painting

Course Overview

Embrace your artistic expression in our Modern Art Acrylic Painting course, suitable for both beginners and experienced artists!

Acrylics provide a versatile medium for creating traditional and modern-style artworks. Delve into the world of different mediums, composition, design, color theory, and tone. Explore the unique characteristics of acrylics, which dry quickly and can be combined with various painting mediums and collages to produce captivating textural effects.

Whether you’re looking to enhance your skills or unleash your creativity for the first time, this class offers a supportive and enriching environment for artistic exploration.

Join us and bring your vision to life on the canvas!

Macquarie Community College operates from a range of venues across Northern and Western Sydney. We have campuses in Blacktown, Carlingford, Chatswood, Epping, Mt Druitt, Richmond, and Ryde. Enrol now!

Learn more about this course

What you will learn

Course outline

Topics include:

  • An introduction to materials and equipment
  • Use of mediums
  • Colour and tone
  • Composition and design
  • Traditional and abstract subjects

Course outcome

It is intended that by the end of the course students will be able to create paintings on canvas and paper using acrylics with mediums and collage.

What you need to know

Entry requirements

Students do not need to have any previous experience painting with acrylics.

What you need to provide

  • For the first lesson, bring an A3 sketchbook and 3B pencil. A list of materials and equipment will be provided and explained to students during their first lesson.

Other information

Materials Provided
  • For the first lesson, the tutor will supply students with the required materials e.g. paint.
Important Information
  • There may be an additional materials cost of $105. Discussed at class.
  • This course will involve a combination of teacher demonstrations and student practical work. Teacher will provide guidance for individual projects.

Class details

Start Date08 May 2024
End Date26 June 2024
Time12:30pm - 2:30pm
TutorDeidre Morrison


Delivery Mode

To meet the needs of our students Macquarie Community College balances delivery and engagement across permanent, regular and temporary delivery sites and offer face-to-face, remote zoom classes and self-paced learning options.

Ways to Study

  • On campus

Our college campus locations are:

    • Blacktown
    • Chatswood
    • Carlingford
    • Epping
    • Ryde
    • Mt Druitt
  • Virtual classroom
  • Complete workplace training
  • Combine ways to study


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How to Enrol

Step 1

Anyone 18 years or older may enrol into our non-accredited short courses by: • choosing the course you are interested in and; • finding a day and time that is suitable.

Step 2

After selecting your course and class. click ‘’Enrol Now’’ and enter your details. • You will be asked to verify your email through a secure link sent to your email address. • Once you have returned to the enrolment page you will proceed through the secure checkout and payment process. • Alternatively, you can call customer service on 1300 845 888. To view our Terms and Conditions, please visit:

Step 3

Once your enrolment has been processed, you will receive the following emails: • Enrolment confirmation: you will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. Please check and read your Terms and conditions. • Tax invoice: the payer of your enrolment will receive this immediately after your enrolment has been processed. • Course reminder: you will receive a reminder the day prior to your class commencement. • Zoom link (for remote zoom classes only): you will receive a Zoom link and password the day prior to class commencement. If your course has multiple sessions, use the same link and password to access each session.