Discover… Painting Landscapes With Acrylics

Art & Crafts |
14th May 2022

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics | Sat 14 May | 1-4pm | £45 | 16+ | Tutor Karen Lester | Venue Studio 3

Painting Landscapes with Acrylics is a chance to try the versatile medium of acrylic paint and discover techniques in paint handling and colour mixing to create your own landscape paintings.

What will the class cover and how will it be taught?
This taster workshop will focus on key aspects:-

  • Overview of materials
  • Properties of acrylic paint
  • Using a medium
  • Blending paint
  • Mixing colours – some colour theory
  • Applying paintbrushes and other materials!

The emphasis is very much on practical individual experience with tutor-led demonstrations, discussion, example work and handouts which will support and guide you throughout.

Who is it suitable for?
For everyone who would like to try painting with acrylics, including beginners.

What do I need to bring?
Tea and coffee is included

Are there any additional costs?

About the tutor
Karen works across media, painting, drawing and printmaking, selecting media to respond to a variety of reference sources, particularly those found in the landscape, natural and man-made.

Excited by the creation of colour in her paintings, she also finds the quality of the marks produced in printmaking particularly fascinating. Experiencing ‘the reveal’ is one of the joys of working with printmaking processes.

Her interest in Printmaking developed at Kendal College whilst completing a Foundation Degree in Drawing with the University of Cumbria. A recent project, a commission by Lancaster University and focussing on Morecambe Bay is a series of images using a variety of printmaking techniques.

She continually seeks to develop her art practise through exploration of the wonderful qualities of different media, often combining materials to create mixed media images.

Karen is an experienced qualified teacher and has been teaching in the adult education sector since 2011. She is also a Member of the Cumbria Printmakers and Green Door artists collective.

Karen Lester

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14th May 2022

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