Art Course

Acrylics Course

Acrylics have become a favourite among artists for their quick drying time, vibrant colours, and adaptability to various techniques. Whether you’re a beginner seeking to explore the basics or an experienced artist looking to refine your skills, my course offers a comprehensive learning experience. During each lesson you are going to complete your own project and gain confidence in painting.

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Cost of course






Hours per lesson

Why Acrylics?

Acrylics can be used on a variety of surfaces, from canvas and paper to wood and fabric, allowing you to experiment and create diverse artworks. Unlike oil paints, acrylics dry quickly, enabling you to build layers and make changes to your artwork without long waiting times. Water-based and easy to clean, acrylics make the artistic process enjoyable and hassle-free.

Foundations of Acrylic Painting

Master fundamental techniques such as blending, layering, and texture creation to bring your paintings to life. Learn how to compose visually striking paintings, balance elements, and create focal points that captivate viewers. Understand the principles of colour mixing and create harmonious palettes that evoke the emotions you want to convey in your artwork.

Tools and Materials

Explore the wide range of brushes, surfaces, and additives available for acrylic painting, and discover how each can enhance your artistic expression.

Subject Exploration

From still life and flowers to landscapes, our course covers a variety of subjects to help you find your unique artistic voice. My lessons are very flexible and I adapt to subject requests from students.

Personalised feedback and support

Receive constructive feedback from experienced artist to enhance your skills. Training aims to help you progress artistically at your own pace and increase your confidence in a supportive environment. Each student is nurtured and encouraged to develop their skills.

Online exhibition

To celebrate the end of term we are going to hold an online art exhibition. Your family and friends would be able to view it too if you share a link with them.

No Experience Required

This course is open to all skill levels, from complete beginners to seasoned artists looking to refine their skills. My goal is to create a welcoming and inclusive space where everyone can explore the joy of painting. My step-by-step lessons are easy to follow, ensuring that everyone can benefit from the course.

Materials Needed

All you need to start is a canvas board or stretched canvas, acrylic paints, brushes, and a desire to create. The full list of required materials will be provided 2 weeks before start of course.

Class times

Monday to Sunday
The times and days of class could be adjusted depending on students’ availability.


Clacton on Sea
Holland on Sea


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Mobile: 07745110027

Your tutor

Mariya McAllister

is a professional artist based in Clacton on Sea, UK.

She is dedicated to fostering the artistic potential of students, whether they’re stepping into the world of art for the first time or already have some experience.

Her friendly personality, paired with a patient and encouraging approach, ensures that classes are not only instructive but also enjoyable for everyone involved.

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