Acrylic Painting

Date: Wednesday

Time: 10:00am – 12:30
Venue: Reading Room
Tutor: Jonathan Newey
Cost: £300 – 11 weeks (Code: 4016JN)

Spring Term 2024, 11 weeks are: April 10, 17  May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29  June 12, 19, 26  July 3

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Landscapes and still life with acrylic.
On this course you will be shown how to paint landscapes and still life with the versatile medium of acrylic. Using photographs supplied by the tutor you will be shown techniques such as using the paint thick and thin, glazing, colour mixing, different brush marks and how to paint landscapes in an impressionist style and realistic paintings of still life subjects such as fruit and found objects. Each painting will be spread over two weeks and will be demonstrated, step by step, by the tutor. No previous experience necessary. Suitable for all abilities.

Wednesday 10 & 17 April
Reflections in water

24 April

1 & 8 May
Small still life of a tangerine

15 & 22 May
Sunset on a beach

29 May
Still life of jug & flowers

5 June

12 June
continuation of still life of jug & flowers

19 & 26 June
Rainy street scene

3 July

Materials List:
Either acrylic paper, canvas or canvas board or Watercolour paper 140lb ‘Not’ (cold pressed) surface (standard Bockingford is ideal)
Maximum A3 in size
If bringing sheets then you will need a board to tape it to (not necessary if bringing a pad)
Acrylic tubes or pots
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber
Raw Sienna or Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Yellow
Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Red
Paynes Grey
Titanium white
Acrylic brushes vary in size depending on manufacturer so a size 8 from one manufacturer could be a completely different size in another so I have given sizes below as the width of the group of hairs on the brush:
1 x ¼ inch wide round acrylic or oil painting brush
1 x ½ inch wide round acrylic or oil painting brush
A couple of flat brushes the same size as above (optional) 
1 x size 2 & 1 x size 4 round watercolour brush
1 x palette knife
Palette to mix paint on such as a tear off paper palette or a few paper plates
Tissues or rag
2B pencil
Water container
Old shirt to wear when painting

About the Tutor: Jonathan Newey