Acrylics for Beginners
Saturday and Sunday
November 18th and 19th 2017
York City Centre, UK
(We are Sorry. This course is now FULL)
Many folks have an urge to paint, but haven't yet taken the plunge.
Or perhaps you've painted on and off over the years, but need a bit more encouragement to take it up again. Acrylics for Beginners is your chance to do just that.
Spend two days in beautiful, historic York at the same time enjoying painting and teaching with artist Lesley Birch in a central location in York. Book yourself a lovely boutique hotel or a nearby B & B, eat in the many cafes around York, visit Yorkminster and Clifford's Tower and enjoy painting with Lesley.
This is a two-day course in easy reach of York city centre with all materials and morning and afternoon refreshments. Bring a packed lunch to enjoy in the nearby Museum gardens or visit one of the nearby cafes in York.
Please note that this is a beginners acrylics course. This is not a course for those wishing to seriously develop their work. What will we be doing? - We'll be dipping into a selection of exercises on your course - here's a few: how to use the paint properly with brushes and with palette knives, working with only a few colours, making our own small paintings on paper and on canvas, painting a landscape format, drawing with charcoal, preparing paper to paint on, playing with BIG brushes, painting objects ... If weather permits, we may be able to catch some inspiration from the nearby Museum Gardens. You'll leave with a painting or two and perhaps a selection of your own specially painted greetings cards.
DOES THIS COURSE SUIT YOU?
Can you answer YES to TWO or more
of the following Statements?
If so, then this is the course for you!
I'm not an experienced painter
I'm keen to learn
I've done some watercolours
I've tried painting with oils on and off
I'm open to new ideas
I paint rarely
I don't really know how to use acrylics
I paint on and off
I haven't painted since school
I have never painted before
I've never tried acrylics
I love visiting galleries and enjoy art
I'm a complete novice
I've never exhibited or sold my work
I've never done any art before but want to give it a go
WHAT ARE ACRYLICS?
Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry. They are easy to use - a bit like those poster paints you may have used at school, but with GREAT colours. You can paint thin with loads of water or thickly like butter. You can paint on paper or canvas and play around as much as you like. They DRY quickly and so if you don't like your painting, you can go over it with white and start again! What's not to like!
Acrylics for Beginners - Testimonials
"The course was great fun, and I feel I learnt lots." J.F.
"I just wanted to thank you again for running such a fabulous course. It was lovely to meet you and the rest of the group who were such lovely people. I thoroughly enjoyed all the activities and the way you taught us and encouraged us to be brave and experiment with colour, marks and technique was fantastic. I have certainly been inspired - I have ordered some acrylics, brushes and palette knives and can’t wait to carry on exploring my style and seeing what emerges. Thank you again for sharing your time and expertise." J.A.
"Thank you very much for the painting course over the weekend. It has opened up a locked door for me." C.E.
"Thank you for the course. I loved it." J.R.
"Thank you for a wonderful, inspirational weekend." DM