Acrylic Painting Classes!
February & March 2020
I have booked the following dates with Doodles Ceramics studio in Marchmont, and am planning
to run a new "Acrylic Painting" course over these nights:
10th & 17th Feb, plus 16th & 23rd March
You can book for all four nights (£80) or individual nights at £24 each. Email me on email@example.com to book.
10th Feb: Working with Tone
We will work with a limited palette to understand the importance of using tonal range in our
paintings, including some compositional exercises as well as a more developed painting.
Working from small still life objects (e.g. fruits and vegetables), we will study light and shade
using tonal range.
17th Feb: Mixing Colour
A session to get to grips with mixing a range of colours from existing paint tubes, to create a more
natural and integrated look in your paintings. Exploring warm and cool colours, as well as opaque
and transparent. Working from landscape photographs (or your own sketches).
16th March: Exploring Texture
Working with different brushes and improvised tools to create lively mark making, and building up
interesting surfaces. I will also bring along some acrylic mediums for you to try out. Working on a
largely abstract basis, but with ideas sparked from your own photos or sketches.
23rd March: Tutored Studio Time
In this session you are free to bring along any acrylic paintings you have been working on, or start
a new one in class, and I will give individual support and mentoring on how to address any
problems or further develop the work. (NB For anyone who has missed an earlier class, I can
provide materials for developing a new painting concentrating on one of those aspects, if you prefer)
I think this course will really
improve your painting skills, so please do come along and have a go!
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED as usual,
but if you prefer to use your own brushes feel free to
Also, I will be providing paper
suitable for painting on, but if you would like to start a painting on
a small canvas or board (or a
larger one, for finishing at home) feel free to bring one in,
ready-prepared to paint