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State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022
State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022

9 & 17 Feb 2024, Make your own Natural Acrylic Paints, with Yvonna de Jong

Original price $200.00 - Original price $200.00
Original price
$200.00 - $200.00
Current price $200.00

Make your own Acrylic Paints in Two Easy Steps! 100% non-toxic, archival and Environmentally Friendly.

  • Dates: 9 February or 17 February 2024
  • Days/Times: Feb 9: Friday, 9.30am - 12.30pm | Feb 17: Saturday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
  • Venue: NatureArt Lab Studio, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith; free parking is available at either the front or both sides of the building.

    About the Course

    Do you feel inspired to paint the beauty of nature, but would like to explore using Environmentally Friendly paints?
    In this 3 hour Introductory workshop, you will discover how easy it is to make luscious acrylic paints, free from petroleum-based binders, fillers, stabilisers or heavy metals.

    Students will be guided through:
    • Making their own environmentally Friendly Paints using Natural Earth Pigments and a revolutionary new, archival, 100% plant-based Acrylik medium.
    • Explore the delight of making 5 different colours and experience the different characteristics of each pigment.
    • Create a colour chart using your newly made paints, allowing you to mix a range of colour options and become familiar with using these eco-paints.
    • Learn how our art creations can be safer for both us and the planet.

    At the end of this workshop, students can expect to be familiar with making, mixing and painting with their new paints and be more knowledgeable about the importance using eco-paints.

    A materials list will be provided before you attend the class.
    An Environmentally Friendly painting kit, containing your Eco-Friendly Plant-based medium, pigments and glass paint storage jars, has been created for this class. This kit is included in this course (valued at $112) and will contain more than enough product for several paintings.

    About the tutor

    Yvonna de Jong is a Canberra based Artist, passionate about nature and caring for our environment. She is a qualified teacher and her preferred medium is acrylic paints. She is an avid photographer and most often paints from her own reference material.
    The absolute joy of spending time in nature is a big motivation for her love of painting and she loves to support others to create paintings and fulfil their creative vision, in their own way. Yvonna believes we all bring our own personal interest in nature to our artwork and loves to encourage students to stay true to this, through her structured classroom experiences.
    Yvonna emphasises the importance of connection and observation when developing painting skills and this provides a framework for step-by-step encouragement of students in her classes.

    NatureArt Lab Awards:

    • 2022, Telstra Best of Business Award Winner for Promoting Sustainability, ACT
    • 2024, Telstra Best of Business Award Winner for Building Communities, ACT 

    Images: Acrylic artworks by Yvonna de Jong

    Discount Policy: Students may be eligible for Seniors Discount and/or Member Discounts on checkout.  If you are unsure about eligibility or how to claim this discount, please email

    COVID-19 Policy: NatureArt Lab participants attending studio courses, workshops and nature tours are required to comply with current COVID-19 state policies.  Please check current policies for your state location.

    Class Refund Policy:  Any changes or cancellations made by NatureArt Lab for any reason are 100% refunded or credited (for use on another course).  Any cancellations made by the purchaser are refunded (or held in credit) for the total amount LESS a $60 administrative processing fee.  Special consideration for waiving the $60 fee for compassionate/ extraordinary circumstances can be granted by NatureArt Lab by writing to

    Nature Tour Refund Policy: Details for refunds on nature tours will be available separately.