Acrylic Painting

Date: Wednesday
Time: 10:00am – 12:00
Venue: artsmart Studio Beaconsfield
Tutor: Jonathan Newey
Cost: £195 – 11 weeks (Code: 4016JN) Please note – there will NOT be a half term break on this course

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Painting with acrylic

On this course you will be shown how to paint landscapes, still life and animals 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, painting fur, feathers, flowers and painting landscapes in an impressionist style. 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 13 January
Stormy seascape

Wednesday 20 January
Continuation of stormy seascape

Wednesday 27 January
Metal teapot still life

Wednesday 3 February
Continuation of metal teapot still life

Wednesday 10 February
Portrait of a cat

Wednesday 17 February
Continuation of portrait of a cat

Wednesday 24 February
Hummingbird and flowers

Wednesday 3 March
Continuation of hummingbird and flowers

Wednesday 10 March
Spring landscape

Wednesday 17 March
Continuation of spring landscape

Wednesday 24 March
Small sketch of a stormy sky

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
Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber
Raw Sienna
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Red
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
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
ZOOM participants
Please make sure you have everything out and ready to use at the start of each online session.
The reference photo will be emailed to you before each session.

About the Tutor: Jonathan Newey