Introduction to Painting in Acrylics

Tutor: Josie Beszant

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
Novice

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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Acrylic paint has transformed painting since its introduction fifty years ago. Discover the versatility of this easy to use, vibrant medium. At this workshop you will learn what acrylic paints are and how to work with them.

– Be guided through the use of acrylics by brush and knife
– Find out how to set out your palette and prime your surface
– Explore techniques and media for creating texture
– Learn about brush strokes, colour and tone progression and how to thin paint

Please note there is a £5 material charge payable on the day.

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Please wear clothes you don't mind getting messy - acrylic paint is not water soluble once dry!

If you have any of the following please bring them along although there will be materials available:

- A selection of brushes that you usually use
- Acrylic paints
- Heavy paper or canvas that you'd like to use

“The gradual building of ‘skills’ gave me a different perspective – not just paper but a potential picture”

– Susan

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