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Explore the variety of acrylic paint and mixed techniques involved in abstract painting in this workshop aimed at both beginners and experienced painters. While investigating the nature of materials in a hands-on manner, you will learn about colour theory, experimental techniques and different ways to respond to the surrounding environment as you build up texture and layers to resolve the final composition. Learn from experienced lecturer and Cairns based artist Jacqueline Scotcher whose own work investigates tropical landscapes and human connections to the natural environment.

By the end of the course participants will be armed with a toolbox of techniques to incorporate into their creative practice along with a deeper understanding of the qualities and diversities of the painting medium. Bring your pre-stretched canvas from the "Prepare your own canvas" workshop or pre-order a board - two is even better as paintings can be developed side-by-side. Course details



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Part time: 5 weeks / 1 night per week

Course details


  • Full Fee $285

Cost details

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Key dates

Cairns 27 Jul 2017 Part time / 1 night per week Classroom
4 Oct 2017 Part time / 1 night per week Classroom

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, this short course is aimed at beginners with moderate experience.


Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets
Manunda QLD 4870

Resources required

Students will need to supply their own stretched canvas (or two). They can be either:

  • from the "Prepare your own canvas" workshop; or
  • pre-order boards/stretched canvas and purchase directly from teacher for a cost of $85.00 for 80x80cm.

Painting materials will be supplied.


Cairns Campus: 1 evening a week for 5 weeks. Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Located in R Block, Art Studio R1.32-40.



Not all electives available at all campuses

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The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.


You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability. Further information about concessions.

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Additional costs

Additional costs for listed materials under Resources Required.


NACC Abstract Mixed-Media Painting

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Last updated on 14 July 2017

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