Art Workshop

Acrylics Workshop

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 workshop offers a comprehensive learning experience. During the workshop you are going to create an artwork based on the demonstration and gain confidence in painting.

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Cost of workshop




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.

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

After completion of the workshop 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 workshops.

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 workshop.

Class times

Wednesdays 9:00-14:30


Albert Edward Hall Community Centre
Legerton Drive
CO16 8BW
United Kingdom


If you have any questions:
Mobile: 07745110027

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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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