Courses & Workshops

Painting With Acrylics

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The Hurst Leisure Centre
5 Week Course
Wednesdays, 7.00 - 9.00pm
Starting: TBC

The Hurst Leisure Centre
Brimpton Road
RG26 5NL

Aims of the Course
Learners will explore a variety of techniques using acrylic paints. Introducing the formal elements mark-making, texture, and basic colour theory. Learners will create a colour wheel, small studies and one or two paintings from photographs.

Course Objectives (by the end of the course you will be able to)
• Use a variety of acrylic techniques (blending, glazing, stippling,
scumbling and other techniques).
• Use mark-making and various techniques to create texture.
• Demonstrate understanding of basic colour theory through
creating and using a colour wheel.
• Combine techniques to produce painting in acrylic, working
from a photograph.

This course is designed to introduce beginners and those looking to improve their skills to a variety of acrylic painting techniques. Throughout the course you will explore different elements of painting including; mark-making, texture and basic colour theory. Working from photographs you will create a number of experimental studies and a longer painting. The course will include demonstrations and individual guidance with an emphasis on experimentation and lots of hands on practical exercises.

Previous knowledge/experience:
Suitable for beginners and improvers.

For the first session you will need to buy/bring:
Acrylic Paints, (I recommend Daler Rowney system 3)
A4 Acrylic Paper pad,
Paintbrushes – synthetic and bristle are suitable for use with acrylic (Do not use natural hair watercolour brushes!) – a good range would be: one large flat, one medium round two small rounds, one fan and one liner.
HB Pencil,
Kitchen paper roll,
Water pot (jam jar)
Other materials will be advised on at first lesson.

This Course leads into the following term or more advanced art courses.

If you are interested please call The Hurst on 0118 981 1611 to reserve a place.

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