Landscapes & Animals with Acrylic

WEDNESDAY 10:00 – 12:00
Dates: 1 May, 8 May, 15 May, 22 May, 29 May
Venue: Beaconsfield
Tutor: Jonathan Newey
Cost: £90.00  (5-week Code: 4016JN)

This is a 5 week course that will show you the versatility of acrylic to paint landscapes and animal features. Using photographs supplied by the tutor you will be shown techniques such as using the paint thick and thin, glazing, painting flowers and buildings in the landscape and how to paint animal features such as fur, hide, eyes and feathers. Suitable for all abilities.

Course topics:
Wednesday 1 May – Spring flowers in the landscape
Wednesday 8 May – Old farm buildings in the landscape
Wednesday 15 May – A tigers eye including fur
Wednesday 22 May – An elephants eye including the skin
Wednesday 29 May – Head of a parrot

Materials list: Basic set of tools and materials needed for each week:
Surface: Either acrylic paper, canvas or canvas board or Watercolour paper 140lb ‘Not’ (cold pressed) surface (standard Bockingford is ideal) At least ¼ imperial (11 x 15 inches) or A3. If bringing sheets then you will need a board to tape it to (not necessary if bringing a pad)
Brushes: 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 4 round watercolour brush
Other Equipment: 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, ruler. Water container. Old shirt to wear when painting
Paint: Acrylic tubes or pots: Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna or Burnt Umber, Raw Sienna, Cadmium Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Titanium White