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Acrylic/Oil Materials – Michelle Joy Caithness

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INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Joy Caithness
DATE: Wed May 24
TIME: 10 am – 4pm
LOCATION: QG&W mezzanine
COST: $295


Michelle’s knowledge and passion for art materials and all things creative stems from over 10 years of experience working in the sale of art materials and nearly 30 years of experience as a practicing artist and teacher.

Her belief that knowledge about art materials is empowering for any artist has fueled her mentoring and teaching practice.

Join Michelle in this informative introductory workshop to discover invaluable knowledge for the journey in to painting.

This workshop is an introduction to the materials and practice of using oil and acrylic paints. This workshop focuses on technical information and demonstration however participants will have the opportunity to try various products throughout the presentation. Michelle will discuss and demonstrate the following;
Pigments and their unique properties.

  • How paints are made, including a demonstration on how to create your own paints for use in the studio
  • How to select paints when purchasing
  • Painting mediums and their function
  • Types of brushes
  • Methods of cleaning brushes
  • Types of palette
  • Grounds and supports for painting
  • Health and safety in the studio

Suitable for students, beginners or practicing artists who wish to start painting or learn more about their materials. A notebook is essential as there are no handouts. All materials are provided however participants are welcome to bring their current supply of painting materials along if they have any queries they would like answered.


SKILL LEVEL: Beginners through to advanced. No prior experience required
INCLUDED: All materials, tea, & glass of wine/cheese on completion
NOT INCLUDED: Coffee (gold coin donation), drawing journal, accommodation and food. Plenty of food choice in Queenscliff

When making a booking you may pay in full or choose to pay a deposit of $100 to secure your place. Email us for direct debit details or call 5258 4927 for phone payments. Invoices provided upon arrival. Initial payments may be refunded if the class is cancelled or if you inform us of your inability to attend, at least three weeks prior to the course date.

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS: Athelstane, Queenscliff and Coastal Holidays, Salt Loft, Seaview House or Vue Grand


  • The art mezzanine is up one flight of stairs
  • There is one step to the print making studio
  • Shared kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Free tea, sugar & milk
  • Access to art books
  • Street parking (free)