Painting in Acrylic’s

So… You have decided that acrylics is for you, it’s dynamic and versatile, it can rise to the challenge of all subjects…

If that is you then this is an excellent course for you wether you consider yourself a little more than a beginner but not fully confident, or perhaps you are looking for a new approach… . Come along and try out ideas and techniques in one of the most expressive mediums, acrylic. This is an introduction to acry licks, fun and challenging it will give you an idea of what this easy to use, dynamic medium is all about!

So what can you expect when you are here, well, you will be guided step by step through simple drawing techniques, understanding how to find the relationships of lines in the features of the subject. You will be guided through a range of techniques that will embrace your own interpretation and bring drama and vibrancy alive on the canvas!

This is a repeater art course, so you can come back again and again safe in the knowledge that you will learn something new and face new challenges that produce better and better paintings.

Throughout this art course your drawing skills will improve, skills that you can take into any subject matter. A variety of approaches to drawing are covered over subsequent courses.

If you are part of an art club and would like a guest tutor to run occasional workshops at your venue then please drop me a line to discuss your needs.

Below is a list of suggested equipment and materials that you will need over time. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any of this or you have other stuff in your art box…. Bring along what you do have, there is always enough materials available to get you started on the way!

Suggested Equipment
Table top easel
20×16″ canvas boards
Pallet, jars, charcoal pencil, eraser

Suggested brushes (suitable for acrylic)
1″ flat
No. 8-12 round
1/2″ Filbert
No.2-3 detail

Acrylic Pallet
I recommend Winsor Newton or Daler Rowney brands

Earth Colours
Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Burnt Umber
Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Yellow
Naples Yellow – optional
Lemon Yellow – optional

Sap Green
Cobalt Green – optional
Pthalo Torquoise – optional

Cerulean Blue
French Ultramarine
Prussian Blue – optional

Ultramarine Violet (or just violet/purple)

Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red light (and/or medium)
Permanent Rose (or magenta) – optional
Cadmium Orange (or just orange)


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