Acrylic painting: introduction

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Acrylic painting: introduction.  This course is designed to help beginners understand how to work with acrylic paints, as well as those with some experience of acrylic painting who wish to improve their skills further. 

You will be taught about the properties of acrylic paint as well as the appropriate equipment to use. You will learn a range of techniques and also look at colour theory. The knowledge and skills that you acquire will be practiced in several still life studies carried out throughout the weekend.

Your tutor will be there to support you every step of the way.

Suitable for adult beginners and improversEveryone is welcome.
Weekend course

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£135

Most materials included

Day: Weekend
Time: 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Brigid Brind


29-30 Sept 2018


Places available


2-3 Feb 2019


Places available
  • Essential items to bring

    1. Pencil: 4B, 6B
    2. Plastic erasor
    3. Painting paper
      choose either;
    • Daler Rowney: A2 size
      System 3 acrylic pad
      230gsm – 20 sheets
    • Winsor + Newton: 500 x 400 size
      Galleria acrylic pad
      300gsm – 15 sheets

    4. Brushes

    • Round – Synthetic: sizes 6, 8, 10
    • Flat – Bristle: sizes 6, 8, 10
    • Flat – Bristle: Sizes 6, 8, 10

    Optional items to bring
    Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
    Rag (old cloth) for cleaning brushes
    Wear old clothes or bring an apron

    Freely available in the studio
    Easles
    Drawing boards
    Water tubs
    Still life objects to draw and paint

  • 2-day weekend:
    Sat: 10 – 4pm
    Sun: 10 – 4pm

    Tutor: 
    Brigid Brind

    Suitability
    Beginner, Improver, adults

    Group Size
    Min 6 – Max 10

    Refreshments + Lunch
    Course includes tea, coffee & biscuits.
    Please provide your own lunch on full day courses,workshops and classes

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What can I expect

Individual attention
Learn in a supportive, relaxed and encouraging environment, with teaching by step by step demonstrations.  Allow your enjoyment and confidence to grow. 

Acrylic painting made simple
Learn the principles behind good acrylic painting and then put the theory into practice. Learn the techniques and knowledge that will enable you to paint in acrylics with confidence.

Learn at your own pace
We understand everyone learns at a different pace and in different ways with different objectives.  This class allows you the freedom to develop in your own direction, at a leisurely pace that will ensure you maximise your enjoyment.

Extra Session
The PAYG Creative Saturday  sessions give you  the extra time that so many students ask for after completing this course.  Extra studio time with the usual 1:1 support and guidance from an experienced tutor will help you put into practice everything you have learnt. 

Receive £10 cashBACK for your 1st session only. 
Use the code PAYG10 when completing your PayPal payment

Choose this class if you want to learn how to paint in acrylics.

Testimonials

“Really good.  Everyone was really friendly.  It built up my confidence and the tutor was lovely.”
Deb G

“Enjoyed it – learned and developed my knowledge of acrylic painting.  Relaxed – spacious facility and friendly.”
Rod W

“Really enjoyable.  Knowledgeable teacher with loads of hints and tips for improving work.”
Gill C

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COURSE STRUCTURE

Your weekend will be relaxing and inspiring and you will benefit from lots of support, encouragement and 1:1 guidance from your experienced tutor. You will be amazed at how quickly you learn and very soon you will start to see your own style developing as your confidence grows and you start to take on more challenging acrylic painting projects.

Saturday Morning
Introduction to acrylic paints – properties, equipment and techniques
Understanding colour theory – learning about the many properties of colour so that you will be able to exploit these in your painting.

Saturday Afternoon
Tonal modelling using neutral colours – a still life of simple shapes and colours will be set. You will work with a limited palette to create solid shapes. Appropriate techniques and careful colour mixing will be used.

Sunday Morning
Tonal modelling using related or analogous colours – a different still life will be set for you to further experiment with colour mixing, technique and tonal contrast. This time you will use colours that are close to each other on the colour wheel creating a pleasing composition.

Sunday Afternoon
Tonal modelling using colour – Several small still life collections of colourful fruit and vegetables of varied texture will be set up. You will paint these using skills acquired so far in the course. You will try to achieve tonal contrast through use of colour and experiment with texture through use of technique.

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Choosing the right course

Courses are grouped into 4 strands, each with a different focus.  Create your own patchwork of courses depending on your interest and availability.  There is no specific starting point.

 Core | Materials | Creativity | Independence

Core

Fundamental building blocks applicable to all art styles

Materials

Materials + techniques to fall in love with

Creativity

Stand out – learn to develop a strong artistic voice.

Independence

Ongoing development away from formal courses

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