Acrylics with Barry & Lucy Mccann

Barry & Lucy’s class for the 2019 Summer Retreat is sold out!

Make sure you’re on the waitlist in case more spots become available. In the mean time there are a range of other classes available as part of this retreat and don’t worry if a place becomes available in this class we’ll let you switch.

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A Considered Approach in Acrylics

Medium: Acrylics
Skill: All levels
Materials: Approx. $300*

Learn how to achieve an oil-like look to your work using acrylic paint with Barry & Lucy McCann.

Acrylic paints are a great alternative to using oil paints and this course will specifically show you the materials, equipment and methods Barry & Lucy use to achieve the (oil-like) vibrancy and depth they are so well known for.

With an emphasis on observing, interpreting and recording light this workshop will cover an array of topics including:

  • Preparation and planning (including drawing)
  • Paint application techniques (including colour mixing)
  • Hints, tips and tricks of the trade (including keeping your acrylics workable)


Their painting style in considered and methodical, leaving nothing to chance and ensuring a successful art piece every time. Barry and Lucy’s patience and individual attention will guarantee an enjoyable and rich learning experience; leaving you with a smorgasbord of techniques from which you can build your own method.

Materials list

About Barry & Lucy

Both full time artists, Lucy & Barry McCann are a husband & wife team who produce works largely on a commission basis. Their demonstrations, teaching & judging skills are sought after by art societies and groups throughout Australia & overseas.

They have achieved numerous prizes & awards with their work and are represented in many private & corporate collections globally. They have appeared on the TV series “Colour in your Life” and Barry has just released a DVD series titled “My Acrylic Method”.

Their style would be considered impressionist and representational.



* The materials cost noted is indicative only if you need to purchase every item. You may already have some of the required materials or tools in your artwares collection and therefore the estimated materials cost will be less than indicated. See the materials lists for more information.