Course Summary

This course provides an introduction to a range of painting styles, methods and techniques. Fun and challenging exercises will encourage students to develop their skills and personal style. Covers colour mixing & application, tone, composition, still life, abstract and expressionist painting.

Course Sessions

Wednesday, 9th October - 4 classes

Session ID HXA26403C
9 Oct - 30 Oct 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$359 / $341 (conc)
Heidi Knoepfli

Learn a variety of painting techniques using acrylic paint.
During the course we will look at, composition, proportion and space representation, and abstraction.  
We will pay special attention to colour mixing and paint application and delve into colour theory.  
Whether you are a beginner or have prior experience this course provides a strong foundation in painting, drawing from a variety of painting techniques inspired by a range of artists and art styles.

Students will be introduced to some key concepts involved in understanding and making paintings through a series of observational and abstract painting exercises and projects. Students will learn to how to paint using a variety to techniques and materials to incorporate key elements of colour, tone and composition. Students will begin to develop their own personal approach to painting.

By the end of the course students will have and understanding of:

  • various painting techniques inspired by a range of artists and art styles
  • structure, individual methods of composition, colour mixing and matching
  • the use of space within the scale of your paintings
  • the use of colour fields, shapes, patterns and design within a given canvas
  • the use of acrylic paints and acrylic mediums   

Your Teacher
Heidi Knoepfli is an experienced visual artist and has been teaching art for well over 30 years, in Melbourne and England. 
Heidi holds a Graduate Diploma of Education form Melbourne University a Bachelor of Art from Monash University and a Masters of Fine Art from RMIT Melbourne. 
Heidi has a diverse and on going art practice in St Kilda encompassing painting drawing installation and performative art.
In addition she has exhibited widely with over 70 exhibition to her credit winning several art prizes and artist in residencies. 
Heidi has been published in severals journals etc and is collected here and in Switzerland Holland Germany South Africa + the UK.

Please bring to your first class the following materials:

Acrylic Paints
Cadmium Red
Ultramarine Blue
Cadmium  Yellow
Titanium White
Lamp Black

2 Medium  synthetic flat brush
1 Small synthetic  round brush

Surface / Substrate 
A pad of acrylic paper (A4  or A3)
A pad of tear-off disposable palette paper  (definitely the lesser messy option)
1 Palette knife for mixing paint stainless steel

Palette knife for mixing paint stainless steel
Old rags or paper towel 
Apron or shirt(optional)
plastic container for water

Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.

Last updated: June 14, 2024 04:30pm