Have you ever wanted to try acrylic painting but didn’t know where to start or perhaps you just enjoy trying new things?
This 1 day workshop is perfect for beginners and even those with no painting or drawing experience at all. It is designed to help you to let go of fear of judgement, kick perfectionism to the curb and just enjoy the process. We are not looking for perfection, we are embracing flow and playfulness.
I will give you lots of valuable information as we go along that will really help you get the most from the experience should you wish to continue your painting journey. Equally if you just want to enjoy some time out for yourself creating something beautiful that will continue to inspire you then this is the workshop for you.
In this workshop you will learn how to:
Have fun painting without pressure
Tap into your innate creativity and allow inspiration to flow
Mix vibrant colours and learn how to find beauty in muddy ones
Paint an abstract background and build up layers
bring out the shapes you see and define your subjects
Use different painting tools to create interesting marks and textures
Work with collage and other mixed-media materials
Add embellishments and details
Mount your painting ready to frame
We use high quality acrylic paints and papers to help you get the most from your painting experience.
Rather than following step-by-step instructions for working on one particular image you will be encouraged to paint intuitively so that you can create something more personal to you. Lots of different photo references will be provided for inspiration. I will demonstrate a variety of different techniques and offer suggestions for how to move your paintings forwards if you feel stuck.
Great for a group day out. All abilities welcome.
No prior painting experience necessary. You don’t even need to be able to draw.
All materials plus tea/coffee refreshments are included in the price but please bring your own packed lunch as there are no shops or cafes nearby.
I look forward to welcoming you.