I Wish I Could Paint

Start date: 06 November 19
Day: Wednesday
Course length: 0 day course
Time: 14:45 to 16:45


Full Fee: £69.00

Over 65's Fee: £62.40

Benefit Fee: £53.40

Course Code: £A2

Tutor: Bill Guilding

Length: 6 Weeks

Term: Autumn Weeks

Type: course Weeks

Code Letter: A Weeks


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.

Materials List

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. 

Fees & Further Information

Please be aware that your booking starts when you first need access to the room to when you leave. This means that it includes any setting up or clearing up time you may need.

A 30% non-returnable deposit is required for all bookings.

During our term times we cannot accept room bookings that might conflict with any of the courses we offer.
Evening bookings outside of our term times are subject to the availablity of our evening staff.

There is a set up fee of £10.00 per hour for all bookings in the cafe, hall and bar. If your booking takes place outside of our usual opening hours there will be an £8.00 service charge. For single room hire bookings full payment is required at least one week before the date of the booking. For block bookings full payment is required within 30 days of the last date of the room hire.

We reserve the right to refuse any room booking requests.