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Adult Recreational - Back to Basics Acrylics (Online)

Course overview

Discover the fun and freedom of working with acrylic paints. The perfect medium for beginners acrylics can be used in many ways and this short course offers you the dos and don’ts of paint, surfaces and technique. Simply brilliant fun!

This four week course offers a combination of videos, downloadable pdfs, worksheets and exercises for extended study. There will be a weekly, one hour, online session with the tutor where techniques will be demonstrated and students can ask questions and share work.

The tutor is a practicing artist whose work is represented at Bevere Gallery in Worcester and in exhibitions across the country. She has taken awards at major exhibitions in London and is an experienced teacher. She regularly teaches courses in traditional and experimental techniques.

What you will need:
- Small sketchbook or cartridge paper pad
- Pencils – HB, 2B and a charcoal pencil or charcoal sticks.
- Eraser (putty and or plastic)
- Pencil sharpener
- Synthetic brushes: No 8 Round. No 8 and No 6 Flat
- Acrylic Paint: Small set of tubes or pans including Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Crimson, Black and Titanium White.
- Paper: Acrylic paper or heavy weight cartridge paper A4 in size (approx)
- 2 water containers (Jam jars)
- Flat mixing palette/plastic plate
- Kitchen Paper
- 1” Masking tape

- Board to work on

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course. This course is for anyone who wants to discover their inner creativity and express themselves through acrylic paint. It concentrates on mastering the basics from which more expressive work can be built. This a course to relax into and just enjoy.

Course Modules

Week 1: Working with established colour theory you will practice how to identify and mix colours and tones
Week 2: This week you will build your confidence in application of acrylic by painting simple shapes. There will also be de-stressing exercise for the end of your working day.
Week 3: Easy still life with fruit. Considering composition you will be blocking in a broad background and then building detail with this traditional subject matter.
Week 4: In the final week you will be discovering the marks that you can make using traditional and non conventional tools, using the outdoors for inspiration.