Acrylic painting for beginners

Tuition FROM: Wednesday, 12 September 2018 TO: Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Tuition Type: Classes

  • Description
    If you have not painted before then acrylics offer a great place to start. Making corrections is easy. You just paint over the area you don't like and start again.

    Acrylics are diluted with water, dry relatively quickly to a hard, non dIssolvable finish and do not smell strongly. They can look as bold as oils or as delicate as watercolours. You can paint them onto paper or canvas or use in combination with collage. Their versatility and ease of use are their chief selling points, which goes some way to explain why they are one of the most popular forms of paint today, with both professional and amatuer artists.

    In this five week course we will look at the basics mechanics of handling acrylics: diluting and mixing colours, layering paint using thick and thin colour, producing some basic landscape and still life imagery on watercolour and acrylic painting paper.

    This course would suit those who have never painted before and want some guidance as to how to start. It would also suit those who have painted in other mediums who are looking for some guidance to help them get the most out of using acrylics.

    I believe that a teacher should be enthused by the medium they paint with. A tutors passion for a type of paint helps build the students love for the medium. At this moment in time I am mad about acrylics. After a 30 year gap - I created my final show using them at Newcastle University in 1988 - I have re-discovered acrylics and simply adore the new high quality paints that are now on the market, transforming what I felt was an underperforming paint into a A1 product.
  • Location
    Newcastle Arts Centre
  • Artist
  • Media/Subject

    Subjects: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Media: Acrylics
  • Details

    Charges: £68

    Is Available:Yes

    Is Fully Booked: No

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