Acrylic painting for beginners (live online)

170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

I’m an artist/educator based in Margate in Kent and founder of GoCreate.co.uk which runs creative workshops and events. My primary practice is oil painting and over the years my painting has journeyed from realism to smudgy impressions. I also have secondary and tertiary projects and artforms which allow me to explore materiality, processes and to […]Read More »

Looking for a rapid introduction to acrylic painting?

Our 5 week online distant learning course provides a thorough introduction to both painting and the acrylic medium. It offers flexible learning with the personal touch as each student will be coached according to their level and ability. The course is taught via 5 weekly live online classes by K Kennedy, a painter and art coach with over 30 years painting experience. Each session will include a one hour online session comprising tutor demonstrations, tutorials and exercises to rapidly build your experience and knowledge. Sessions comprise of demonstrations and talks and some practical exercises. Each week we’ll  also send you notes and material including contextual studies to support your development.Students will also be required to paint for a further 1-2 hours per week and are encouraged to upload work for tutor feedback.

During sessions, we’ll guide you through all aspects of the medium including recommended starter materials an equipment, painting surfaces and preparation, brush selection and care, colour theory, paint handling, colour mixing as well as some more advanced concepts to greatly accelerate the beginner’s progress. Students will be supported in selecting subject matter, compositions and how to build a painting. Prior to the course start, we’ll send a piece of primed canvas and a canvas board for use on some of the early exercises and to support the experience of painting on different surfaces. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of different surfaces as well as options for hanging and presentation.

This course is suitable for people of all ages and abilities and no prior experience is required. It is recommended that students have some prior drawing experience. Do note, we also run the same workshop content which includes 5 weeks of drawing and this content to cater for those who are completely new to both painting and drawing or for those requiring more drawing practice prior to painting. More experienced painters can exercise more freedom in selecting subject or to work on an existing or chosen direction.

Course content:
Tools and equipment
Brief history of mediums
Technical information
Colour theory
Paint handling and techniques.
Brush selection and care
Substrates and preparation
Mediums overview
Presentation ideas
Contextual studies
Professional hints and tips

What you’ll need:

Before the class start we’ll send information on a recommended paint and brush set to get you started. You’ll also need protective clothing, a suitable space to work (I in a non-carpeted room with good light) as well as access to a sink. Painting rags (an old cotton sheet will do) and a water pot.

 

170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

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Acrylic painting for beginners (live online)

170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

I’m an artist/educator based in Margate in Kent and founder of GoCreate.co.uk which runs creative workshops and events. My primary practice is oil painting and over the years my painting has journeyed from realism to smudgy impressions. I also have secondary and tertiary projects and artforms which allow me to explore materiality, processes and to […]Read More »

170 High St, Margate, Kent CT9.

Please call 0208 1665 134 on arrival for directions.

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£165

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