Full fee: £69.00 | Over 65s: £62.40 | Benefit: £53.40
Tutor: Bill Guilding
This is a 6 week beginners course in representational painting in acrylic. We will start with a simple landscape and you'll be guided through the painting procedures step-by-step, layer-by-layer. On the way we'll look at colour relationships and learn colour-mixing. Then we'll paint other subject matter and learn more techniques. Acrylics dry fast, which means they tend to leave the painter's 'hand-writing' (brush-work) more visible, and acrylics lends themselves to experimental textures and a succession of layers better than other paints.
Student-quality acrylic paints: a starter set or the following colours:
White, Black, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium yellow Deep, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue or Cerulean Blue, Cadmium Red, Magenta red or Purple or Alizarin Crimson, Phthalo Green or Viridian Green, Raw Umber (a dark brown)
Brushes: A couple of flat hog-hair brushes (about 7 - 15mm wide) A couple of pointed round synthetic-fiber brushes (about 2mm and 4mm in diameter) A hog-hair or ordinary house-painting brush about 20mm wide.
Paper: an A3-size (or 16x12inch) Painting Sketch Pad (very heavy paper at least 250gsm), or canvas board.
Palette: The Folk House has palettes for acrylics, but they are not white anymore. Some students prefer to buy a white one or bring a white plate. A pencil. An overall or old shirt.
Please note: All 10, 8 and 12 week courses have a half term break in the middle. For term dates please visit our ‘Contact us’ page. We are not open on bank holiday Monday’s and any class that falls on these days will be made up at the end of term.
Please see full terms and conditions for more information.
If a course has already started please call the office as it may be possible to join after the start date. This may only be possible if the course is not already full, if it is not disruptive for the other students and you are aware that you have missed a percentage of the course and the tutor will not have time to catch you up. This will be at discretion of the Folk House. We run our courses termly, so it might be best to start at the beginning of the course.