ACRYLICS with Penelope Gilbert-Ng

Penelope’s class for the 2018 Spring 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.


The Impression

Skill: All levels
Estimated materials cost: $150*

About the workshop

Over two creative filled days with Penelope you’ll cover composition, shapes, colour/ tone and edges. Learning how these principles allow you to create interesting and visually pleasing works with acrylics.

You will collect photographic and sketching material at the nearby Japanese Gardens to use as references for a number of paintings in small format. Then you will look at complementary colour schemes and analogist harmony to create paintings with impact!

Materials list


About Penelope

Penelope is a highly sought after tutor and artist having demonstrated at IAPS USA and tutored/ judged at the New Zealand Pastel Society Convention.

With a lifetime of painting experience across all mediums, it’s no surprise that Penelope has been a finalist in both the Portia Geach Portrait and Archibald Prizes. Among her many other accolades and prizes Penelope holds three of the highly anticipated EKKA Grand Portrait Prizes.

Penelope holds a Diploma in Painting from the East Sydney Technical College and has studied extensively both in Australia and the USA.