Abstract pattern painting with acrylic

From £28

Tuesday 7 June   5.30 – 7.30pm (BST)

  Online – Zoom

  • Category: Workshop
  • Experience level: Intermediate/advanced
  • Tutor: Michal Raz

16 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this online workshop:  

  • An insight into the endlessly creative world of pattern making 
  • Knowledge of how to create different textures with acrylic paint  
  • An introduction to techniques and tools used for acrylic painting  
  • A chance to experiment with mono printing techniques, as well as masking techniques to create hard edge painting. 
  • Elephant Academy Technique Takeaway: Learn how to create your own colourful pattern paintings 

What is it about patterns that makes them so enjoyable to look at? Tutor Michal Raz will guide you through the pattern-painting process using acrylic paint, acrylic mediums, tape and different tools. You will discuss colour combinations and masking methods, and experiment with different tools and materials to create interesting textures. By the end of the workshop, you will have produced two unique pattern paintings of your own.  

In this two-hour online workshop, discover how patterns have been used in traditional arts and crafts around the world, and learn how to make your own pattern paintings with acrylic paint. In the process of creating these paintings, you will discover how to bring out focus and playfulness, repetition and uniqueness, sound and silence, in your creative work.  

Michal Raz is an Israeli contemporary artist widely known for her abstract paintings. Born in Jerusalem, she spent most of her early life in Tel Aviv and now lives in London. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Beit Berl College in Israel, and a Master of Fine Arts from Slade School of Art, London. 

Additional materials you will need: 

  • Frog tape 
  • Palette Knife 
  • Scraper/ Old credit card 
  • Plastic bag 
  • Pallet/ piece of cardboard/ old kitchen board to use as a pallet 
  • Cotton swabs 
  • Pencil 


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.