Loosening Up Your Style Using Acrylics

Wednesday 16 August
10am – 5pm
Venue: artsmart Studio Thame
Tutor: Ali Cockrean
Cost: £49

Loosening up your style in Acrylics – Thame, Ali Cockrean, 16/8

Why not book Ali’s other two workshops, making a three day Acrylic workshop? All three would work as a series or any combination would be compatible.

Stuck in a bit of a painting rut?
Expressionist landscape painter Ali Cockrean will guide you through the process of creating a more intuitive response to your work using acrylics.  With a series of practical exercises she will look at all aspects of changing your approach to how and why you paint. This could be a day that alters your approach to painting forever!
Suitable for all levels.
Materials you should bring: Painting apron/old shirt to protect your clothes, 2 old jam jars for water, rags or roll of paper towel for cleaning brushes/palette knives/hands, disposable palette pad (or white enamel or ceramic dinner plates) for mixing paint. Artists Palette Knives (2 x trowel shape are best), a couple of scouring sponges – available in all supermarkets (usually in packs of 2 or 6) with scouring pad on one side and sponge on the other, ruler and a pair of scissors.
Acrylic paints – (Daler Rowney System 3 or Windsor and Newton Galeria are the recommended student quality brands) Colours required: Titanium White, Cadmium Red (Medium hue), Cadmium Yellow (Medium hue), Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Phthalo Turquoise (DR) or Deep Turquoise (W&N), Purple (DR) or Permanent Magenta (W&N)
Brushes – Bring a couple of brushes suitable for acrylic paint. One short flat and one round shape both medium size would be ideal.
Surfaces – A4/A3 pad of primed paper/canvas suitable for acrylic paint (W & N Galeria pad is the tutor recommended brand) 2 or 3 sheets of white cartridge paper.

About the Tutor: Ali Cockrean