Weekly Classes

Absolute Beginners' Painting

Thu 6:30pm - 8:30pm Starts 29 February

£75/£72(c) • Friends £73/£70(c)

Our four-week painting course with inspiring artist Caroline Cattermull is ideal for total beginners, for those of you who have always wanted to explore painting or who haven’t done any since school. Alternatively, if you have previous experience but would like to refresh your painting skills, go back to basics and try out acrylics, this course is perfect.

Over the four weeks, we’ll be covering: paint mixing & colour; how to mix a myriad of colours using just the three primary colours; including some colour theory. We’ll explore composition – where to place your subject on the page or canvas and how to get started. We’ll be looking in detail at how to apply paint to the surface, mark-making techniques using a brush, palette knife etc.

You will complete two paintings in the four weeks, using reference images of your choice or if you’re stumped for ideas, Caroline will have plenty of resources to get you started (animals, seascapes, landscapes, portraits …). All materials provided – no need to go out to buy loads of kit, two completed paintings with minimum time commitment. Here’s THE perfect introduction to painting! Book good and early!

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