Bold Palette Knife Painting in Acrylics | Don Milner Bienarté

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Bold Palette Knife Painting in Acrylics | Don Milner

Bold Palette Knife Painting in Acrylics | Don Milner

About this workshop

This workshop is an ideal painting and learning experience as it offers each student opportunities to develop and grow their own particular painting styles under the watchful eye of Don Milner.

This workshop will:

  • Introduce students to dynamic and bold palette knife painting techniques
  • Improve and expand students' existing knowledge and skill levels
  • Build confidence with the use of Acrylic paints & mediums
  • Provide supervision and expert assistance from Don Milner

Students will grow and improve their general painting abilities through this introduction to palette knife painting with a real hands-on feel for the technique and use of the palette knife. It also introduces students to best practice with paints and mediums essential for palette knife painting.

All this learning will be applied in a final painting on the second day.

What will I learn?

There will be a focus on creative colour mixing, underpainting for drama, attitude and texture, colour harmonies, tonal mapping, composition and how to creatively interpret photos and add texture for drama.

Lots of painting tips, tricks and extra information for students to develop better techniques and grow higher skill levels sooner.

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Students of all experience levels, from beginners to advanced, are welcomed to this workshop.

What do I need to bring?

Please click on the link below for the materials list:


  • Please bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.

What is provided?

  • tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • connection to the Bienarté art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Don, the artist (teacher) was excellent. Very talented, excellent communication skills and extremely encouraging. Palette knife painting is more difficult than I could ever have imagined. But Don pulled us through expertly. The facilities and staff are outstanding. - David.J, Paddington
  • Ease of learning and the friendly atmosphere. Thanks again Don - Christina.G, The Gap