Acrylic Painting for Beginners

Acrylic Painting for Beginners


Tutor: Tom Shepherd

Date Available: 

  • 10 - 11 August 2019

2 day course: 10am - 4pm

Have you ever been tempted to try painting in acrylics but not sure where to start? Are you struggling to get the best out of your acrylic paints or do you want to explore a more varied approach to using them?

Acrylics for Beginners is a structured 2 day course, guiding you through techniques and teaching you the best practice for using this exciting and versatile medium. From mixing colours to paint application and mark making, well-known tutor Tom Shepherd will introduce you to the many approaches of using acrylics.

You will be looking specifically at:

  • The different types of acrylic paint

  • Paint and colour mixing

  • The different surfaces you can work on

  • Gesture and mark-making

  • How to approach a painting, from the initial drawing, blocking in and finishing details

Participants can expect to leave with at least one finished painting, with potential for many more. Students will develop a deeper understanding and practical knowledge of how to use acrylic paint.

What to bring;

Acrylic paints in a range of colours.

Brushes in a range of sizes suitable for acrylic painting.

2 x canvas or similar painting surfaces in a size of your choice. 

Materials such as charcoal, pencils, paper sheets and tracing paper will be provided for some initial exercises.

There will be a large selection of photographic reference images for you to choose from but participants are also encouraged to bring along their own preferred reference images. More information regarding the type and style of image will be provided closer to the course date. For those who are trying acrylics for the first time I will have paints, brushes and canvas paper to use for a materials fee of £10.

Material fee:

For those who are trying acrylics for the first time paints, brushes and canvas paper will be available for an additional £10. This fee is payable in cash to the tutor at the start of the course.

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