Art masterclass: Bring your paintings to life

Eyes are the window to the soul and can make or break a painting. Expression can help you convey your message in your artwork. Owls have such big beautiful eyes, which makes them the perfect study to learn all the skills you will need to tackle eye paintings or portraits in the future.


Learn how to bring your paintings to life with artist Kate Lewis at this fun and welcoming masterclass where we will focus on skills to paint owl eyes. Not only will you learn valuable acrylic painting skills but you will leave with a framed piece and a bunch of lovely new painting friends.


Date: 26th September 2021

Price: $120, Early bird/discount $90

Time: 1pm-4:30pm

Bookings: HERE


What will be covered:

  • Owl eye structure

  • Eye expression

  • Layering acrylic paint to create depth

  • Glazing

  • Highlights

  • Reflections

  • Making the eye seem moist

  • Finishing touches

What will be supplied:

  • Instruction booklet

  • Reference photo

  • Canvas and floating frame set 20.3cm (H) x 25.4cm (W) x 3.83cm (D) with 5.9cm Wood Frame (D)

  • Shared brushes

  • Paint supplies

  • Water jars and palettes

  • Snacks and drinks

What to bring:

Everything you need for the workshop will be supplied, so you don’t need to bring anything other than yourself if you don’t want to. However, if there are specific brushes or paints that you like feel free to bring the tools that you are familiar with.


You are also welcome to bring your own reference photo. The instructions are written specifically for the photo I will be providing, but can easily be adapted. If you have a specific owl or other large animal eye in mind feel free to bring a photo along.


What you will leave with:

A beautiful realistic acrylic eye painting on canvas framed in a wooden floating frame. You will also be able to take home the instruction booklet so that you can refer back to what you learned in the workshop for future creations.


Location information:

Vault 134 is located at 134 Hutt St. It is a warm and welcoming coworking space with plenty of room for social distancing.

Wheelchair accessible

Parking onsite


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