Hone Your Painting Skills

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Hone Your Painting Skills | Wed 19 Apr to Wed 21 Jun | 7.30-9.30 pm | £150 (8 wks) | 16+ yrs | Tutor Catherine MacDiarmid | Studio 3

The start date of this class has passed however there may still be places available. Please contact our Sales Team to find out more, email sales@breweryarts.co.uk or call 01539 725 133.

Hone Your Painting Skills will cover some basic oil and acrylic painting techniques explored via practical tasks and exercises, culminating in longer painted compositions. Other skills gained during the class will include observational, mark-making, colour-mixing, and working from both objects and images.

What will the class cover and how will it be taught?

Participants will learn basic observation and painting techniques, from alla-prima to layering up in both oils and acrylics, through a series of set tasks and exercises working from both still life and imagery. An experimental approach to painting will encourage your own mark-making language, resulting in the development of your own personal painting style.

This course will be taught through a series of demonstrations and practical activities, exploring other artists’ paintings and the work of peers, and having one-to-one time with the tutor to facilitate your individual learning.

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for beginners and those wishing to refresh or learn to use acrylic and oil paint.

Important Information

There are no sessions during the weeks beginning 29 May and 5 June.

What do I need to bring?

All painting materials need to be provided by the students. The first class will deal with equipment considered necessary by the tutor for use during the course.

Please bring:-

  • A basic set of acrylic paints (5-6 colours plus white will do).
  • A range of brushes, including one 1” brush.
  • Material rags.
  • Tray, large lid or similar flat surface to use as a mixing palette.
  • Water spray bottle.
  • Any Acrylic painting mediums that you want to try – like Retarder, Glazing medium etc.
  • Water pots.
  • Some grease-proof paper.
  • Small sponge.
  • Gesso primer.
  • Two large surfaces to paint on.
  • A small notebook and pencil.

When using art materials your clothes could potentially get dirty so you may wish to bring an apron and dress accordingly.

If you have any queries regarding materials, please contact our Sales Team who can put you in touch with the artist tutor: sales@breweryarts.co.uk

About the tutor

Catherine MacDiarmid is a local artist who has exhibited widely, including exhibiting in the BP Portrait in 2001/2 and regularly at the Mall Galleries, London.  She is an elected member of The Lakes Artists Society and appeared in Sky Portrait Artists of the Year 2014, 2018 reaching the semi-finals in 2019.  As well as completing private portrait commissions her work is collected internationally and she works from her studio in Kendal.  Catherine’s artwork focuses on the human form, exploring expression and movement in both drawing & painting.

Catherine MacDiarmid

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