Wednesday afternoons – Acrylics
Starting 12th April 2017, Wednesday afternoon classes at Pickhams in Wilmington. 2 til 4 pm. £12 per session. £40 if booking and paying for 4 in advance. Use the form below to register your interest – payment can be made by bacs.
Acrylics are very versatile and ideal as a first medium for beginner artists. I don’t recommend starting with a cheap box of small tubes- the pigments are usually not as they should be and they tend to be thin, with more binder than pigment, making it very difficult to master the different techniques. If you do have them, they can be used to supplement other acrylics. It is best to go for Daler Rowney system 3 or Winsor and Newton Galeria tubes or something of a similar price. A large tube or tub of titanium white is essential.
Brushes can be the cheap ones, a mix of sizes and textures but make sure you include some with mixed fibres that bounce back when you bend them- do NOT use sable brushes, they will get ruined.
Don’t worry to start with about buying any gesso or mixing mediums, you can use mine at the classes. If you do buy gesso, there is a choice of white, black or clear. I’d start off with white.
Cheap canvas boards are ideal for practice, also have some heavyweight watercolour paper, a hardback sketchbook with decent weight paper, stretched canvases. I don’t like the acrylic painting paper but bring it if you have some. Mixing palettes can be anything from a sheet of plastic to a ‘stay wet’ palette (there are cheaper options such as cooking parchment and a j-cloth in a plastic food container with a lid)
Any other questions before we start, please ask!
In August 2016 I ran a series of workshops at Pickhams (see Art in Arlington page)and will run more art classes in 2017.
Friday 14th August 2015- Getting Movement into your work– at the Cartlodge, Horam Manor Farm, Horam, 7-9pm. £10 per person.
We will cover various ways to get a sense of movement into your paintings. Use whatever medium you like, I favour acrylics as a mixed medium with pencil and pastel. Bring tracing paper, sketching paper and pencils plus whatever you would like to use for a final piece – acrylic on canvas board or stretched canvas works well. Subjects can be anything from a windy day to birds in flight or the human figure, bring a photo if you have a preference.
The fee is £10 per person, limited places – please book using the form below or call me
2015. Regular Tuesday evening art sessions at Gallery North for Hailsham Art Group. £5 per session, bring your own materials and project to work on with my guidance. I can set you a project if you prefer. Book a week in advance. Calendar: http://hailshamartgroup.blogspot.co.uk/
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE OTHER TUESDAY EVENING CLASSES PLANNED FOR 2016 WITH DIFFERENT ARTISTS. PLEASE CHECK AT GALLERY NORTH 01323 846938.
FESTIVAL SPECIAL – Monday September 14th September 2015, 2-4.30pm. A one afternoon workshop at the gallery on the basics of watercolours. We’ll cover stretching paper and various techniques including using watercolour in mixed media work. Booking essential as space limited. £10 per person plus materials (or bring your own materials). Materials list on application. Book via the festival website soon.
2-4pm, at Pickhams near Arlington. I will set a project each week, bring your own materials and let me know if there is a particular subject, medium or style you would like to cover. See Art in Arlington page
Use the form below to book or call 01323 485153. Booking is essential to ensure there are sufficient numbers for the session to run.
From 5th to 10th August 2015, a series of stand alone half day / whole day workshops on a variety of subjects and techniques. See Art in Arlington page.
I started 2015 with 3 series of classes: Introductory art classes for beginners at Gallery North in Hailsham, Saturday mornings and repeated on Tuesday evening; A series of 8 sessions for slightly more experienced artists at Pickhams, Wilmington Wednesday afternoons 2-4pm
We covered various subjects and mediums including landscape, seascape, figures, watercolour sketching, using acrylics, pastels, mixed media