Quirky Creatures   2 Day Workshop in Acrylics

Sat 10th and Sunday 11th of September,  2016

Fully Booked

Hall Gap, Victoria

9am – 4pm  Daily

Working in acrylics and using tonal layering, participants will learn how to create their own unique animal or bird character portrait.  Learn what enables an artist to add a human element and expression to an animal.  Follow Linda’s step by step tuition to paint an “emu with attitude” or create an animal caricature using your own reference material.

Featured image “Call Me Caitlyn” by Linda MacAulay

PH: 0428 825 971  (Full program available 15/1/16)

Grampians Brushes

Textures, Rust and Patina

Limited Places Left

Acrylic/Mixed Media

4 Day Intensive Course

Monday 12th till Thursday 15th September 2016

Explore the processes of creating textures, rust and patina using acrylic paints and mediums.  Use these skills to interpret the landscape within an abstract but realistic outcome creating 2D works that read like Braille.  This course is designed to explore the creative use of unique materials while providing a comprehensive introduction to acrylics and mixed media.

9am till 4pm daily

Halls Gap, Victoria

PH: 0428 825 971


Linda MacAulay Artist Palette
Foundation Skills

Melbourne Studio Workshops with Linda MacAulay in 2017.

Back by popular demand.

Linda will be conducting a number of painting workshops in her Melbourne studio during the first half of 2017.  These workshops are strictly limited to 4 people and are designed to be an intimate and intensive learning experience.  The aim of these workshops is to explore the foundation skills that are necessary to enable artists to take their work to the next level and are suitable for beginners or artists who wish to consolidate their core painting skills.  With workshop notes and the use of a large range of materials included in the price, it’s a great opportunity to try out a range of art materials and techniques without the upfront purchase cost.

Colour Mixing and Colour Theory –  4 & 5th Feb 2017,    2 Days 10 – 4pm  Suitable for oil, acrylics, gouche or watercolour

Fully Booked – add your name to the cancellation list.

During this intensive 2 Day weekend workshop you will complete a colour mixing and colour theory workbook that will take you through the fundamentals of colour mixing and colour theory. This is the workshop everyone should do before they begin to paint.  Learn how to mix colour, consistently match colour, the difference between opaque colours and transparent colours and when to use them, how to glaze with colour, use colour wet on wet, brighten colour, dull down colour or just choose colour schemes that work well.   It does not matter what medium you paint in or even what brand of paints you use.  This is all about learning the skills and theory needed to create the colours you want.

Acrylic Painting Mediums 101  – 19 Feb 2017    1 Day, 10 – 4pm

Acrylic painting mediums allow you to create a huge range of different effects.  This workshop is a great opportunity to learn why and when you would use a medium and explore the different outcomes you can achieve.  Try out a number of different mediums and decide which one’s you would like to use before you buy them.With workshops notes provided this course provides a great introduction to the world of acrylics.

Backgrounds in Acrylics –   5 March 2017    1 Day, 10 – 4pm

Learn the secrets of Linda’s smooth blending combined with dry brushing and wet on wet techniques to create out of focus backgrounds in acrylics.  This workshop allows you to paint 3 different backgrounds using 3 completely different techniques.

Brushwork and tonal painting  – 19th March  1 Day, 10 – 4pm

This workshop is all about brushes and brushwork. With practice you can learn to use a very limited range of brushes to make an endless variety of marks that come together to form a realistic painting. It is suitable for painting in all mediums and explains how to select and master the right brush for your projects.  Learn which brushes are suitable for which medium and explore how loading your brush, the viscosity of the paint, angle of contact and pressure of contact all can make a huge difference to the marks you make.  We will also look at how tonalism forms the basis of any realistic painting and learn methods that will help you see which tones are needed and then identify the brushwork needed to create them.



Please phone Linda on 0407539800 or email at lmacaulay64@gmail.com if your interested in any of the courses. She will then email you an enrollment form. Payment can be made through Paypal, Credit Card or Direct Deposit.  Places in these workshops fill up fast so you will need topay your non-refundable deposit to secure your place.

Venue: 11 Wattle Grove, Eltham, Melbourne

Cost: $100 per workshop day.  A 50% non refundable deposit is needed to secure your place in a course.  The balance of payment is due one month before the commencement date of the course.

There is a 10% discount on 2 or more courses.

Payment: Bank Transfer, BPay, Credit Card or Cash. Please email Linda at lmacaulay64@gmail.com for an enrollment form.

Lunch: Participants will need to bring their own lunch and snacks…tea and coffee provided.

Hours: 10am till 4pm daily.

Please phone Linda on 0407539800  or email at lmacaulay64@gmail.com if your interested in any of the courses.  She will then email you an enrollment form.  Payment can be made through Paypal, Credit Card or Direct Deposit.

If there is enough interest Linda may also be running the following courses in the second half of 2017.

Paint a Pear 4 Ways……exploring Textures, Rust and Patina 1 Day workshop

Watercolours for beginners

Diamond Valley Arts Society Demonstration

Diamond Valley Arts Society Demonstration

Linda will be demonstrating her acrylic painting techniques at the Diamond Valley Arts Society on Friday the 7th of October from 7pm onwards.  The cost is $5.00 for members and $8.00 for non members.

The Diamond Valley Art Society can be found at 199 Nell St, Greensborough on the grounds of Greensborough College. Access is via gateway opposite Greta St.


Metallic Abstract and Rusting Mediums Course

Metallic Abstract and Rusting Mediums Course

Learn how to create a large variety of textual effects in acrylic and then layer them to create abstract pieces that combine metallic paints with a variety of rust and patinas.  This course will introduce you to an exciting range of art materials and the endless possibilities that can be created by layering and combining techniques.

Venue:  Kinglake Ranges Neighbourhood House

Dates:  Thursdays 16,23 and 30th March plus Sat 1st April, 2017

Time:  10.00 am – 2.00 pm

Cost:   $100 for 4 sessions…materials supplied

Enrolment forms are available here


Coleambally Workshop

Coleambally Workshop

Mixed Media and Acrylic

Linda will be back in Coleambally for the Food and Farm festival starting with judging the art competition on Friday the 21st.  She will be running a Mixed Media workshop with a focus on Acrylics on Saturday 22rd of October, 2016 and working on a mural project on the Sunday .  For enrollments please phone 0407 233 240 or email kerri.weymouth1@bigpond.com.

Norfolk Island Tour

Learn to paint with Linda MacAulay

Norfolk Island Tour

Quirky Creatures within the Landscape

A Combination of Studio and Plein Air Painting

Join me on the spectacular Norfolk Island for a unique painting experience. This workshop is designed to provide a mix of studio and location painting experiences.  It will focus on the Norfolk Island scenery combined with the quirky animal painting.  Under step by step guidance you will master an array of acrylic painting techniques, paint your own quirky creature and paint plein air.

No trip to Norfolk Island would be complete without painting some of the spectacular scenery on location.  Learn just how easy it is to get started and capture that perfect holiday artwork.  Use acrylics, watercolour or just your sketchbook.    Linda will demonstrate the joys of painting in acrylic plein air and how to overcome some of the difficulties.   Chairs and painting boards are supplied and there are portable easels are for hire.  We promise once you get started painting on location it will be addictive.

For more information visit Norfolk Island Travel Website

Testimonials from Students

Having watched Linda on Colour in Your Life, I was captivated by her techniques and use of colour and approached her for one-on-one training.

Over 3 days Linda’s wealth of knowledge and teaching skills has transformed my understanding of painting 100%. Her knowledge and practical skills are delivered in a generous warm manner accompanied with a great sense of humour.

Thanks to Linda, I am now looking forward to practicing the skills I’ve learnt and improving my painting far beyond my previous expectations.

Diana Taylor

Members of The Heathcote Artists have just attended a fabulous two day workshop in Heathcote with artist Linda MacAulay. The workshop was inspiring, fun and exhausting. Thoroughly enjoyed by all who attended. Over the weekend we learned texturising, glazing and other paint techniques to all produce a set picture. Linda’s easy going, fun style of teaching was infectious. The time flew by and by the end everyone was wishing there were more hours in the weekend! We will definitely be getting Linda back again.

Judy Hutchins

President, Heathcote Artists Inc

I can highly recommend Linda MacAulay as a wonderful acrylic tutor.

Linda has held several weekend workshops for the Anglesea Art House to show us her expertise in how to paint in acrylics. We all learnt much regarding acrylic painting mediums and where and how to use the varied products that art shops try to sell us.  How to create textures in our paintings, how to use the “crackle” medium, the use of gold under painting, how to paint beautiful blended skies, and much more.

She is a most competent instructor, very patient, very enthusiastic and works very hard to make sure all in the class get the most from the weekend.

Pat McKenzie

President, Anglesea Art House

Thank you so much for an inspiring weekend of learning.
I am very glad I attended, I had fun and learned much. I’ll put it into practice and my creations should benefit.
It was particularly nice to meet you, as I admired your work in the TV show ‘Colour in your life’ .
I hope to be able to attend another of your workshops in the future.
Elizabeth Goldberg

During 2016, I have attended a series of workshops offered by Linda Macaulay.

Linda would have to be one of the most generous and patient art teachers I have met.  She is only too willing to share her knowledge and takes great delight in her role as a teacher.  She leads her students to develop their knowledge of art with a particular focus on understanding the techniques of working with Acrylic paint.

Whilst the classes were often filled with mixed ability students and with varying degrees of art experience, she was always able to offer individual attention so each student progressed.

Her workshop preparation is outstanding and thorough. At the beginning of each workshop she outlines what she intends to cover. When the workshop is concluded, she spends time reviewing what was covered so consolidation may happen.  Course notes are presented and provided further reference outside of the workshop environment.

If you want to learn more about ‘Acrylic Painting Techniques’ and wish to do so in an informative, relaxed environment with one of the most knowledgeable and talented artists I have met, then these workshops are for you!

Linda has taken me beyond my experience as a watercolour and mixed media artist to a place where I am LOVING exploring and creating artworks with Acrylic paints.

Mary Anderson

Can’t find a date or workshop that suits?  Get your own group together and call Linda to organise a date that suits.

Other workshops Linda can run are listed below.

Individual tuition in watercolour or acrylic painting techniques – If you want to learn a specific technique or just fast track your learning experience call Linda to find out about a one on one class. This is the ideal way to build or consolidate your skills.
Available at reasonable rates.  (From $50 per hour at Linda’s Studio)

Watercolour card making workshop– Learn new techniques while making a set of beautiful watercolour cards. A fun pleasant way to spend the day even if you have never painted before.
Watercolour for absolute beginners, One Day workshop –  Covers basic techniques like wet on wet, tonal layering and brushwork. Learn about materials and everything you need to know to get you started in watercolour. Paint along with Linda’s easy to follow step by step instructions
Push the boundaries of watercolour – experiment with watercolour and mixed media. Throw it on, pour it on and really see what this amazing medium can create. This course is designed for those who want to loosen up and have some serious fun.

Acrylic Painting Techniques – Learn all about the different acrylic painting mediums and how to get a variety of effects that help you create beautiful acrylic paintings.

Introduction to Acrylic Painting One day workshop – Acrylic painting is all about the mediums.  This one day acrylic painting workshop is designed to get you started in acrylics and explores the different mediums and how they can be used to create a large variety of effects.  Learn about surface preparation, materials used, creating watercolour like effects and using impasto.
Art society and public art demonstrations
Linda is available for watercolour painting demonstrations. She is an informative and quick demonstrator with good communications skills and vast experience.
Linda has demonstrated watercolour in a variety of circumstances.
Art societies and clubs.
Expo and Exhibition openings
Shopping centres
Corporate events
Linda has also available to speak to artist groups about “The Business of Art”


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