Tuesdays from 18th of May
6:30 – 8:30pm Online via Zoom
For adults of all abilities looking to develop acrylic painting skills. This class will be held online via Zoom during 2 hour weekly evening sessions. Weekly themes will be confirmed in advance and shared via email. Additional short instructional videos may be provided in some weeks to clarify techniques. These will be provided via links sent by email.
Students will learn tips and techniques for using acrylics whilst developing their understanding of depth, composition and perspective. The class is tailored to suit your learning, finding inspiration in subjects of personal interest.
Weekly themes have been selected to give the artist the freedom to pick something they LOVE or are interested in. As you learn to paint the things you LOVE your Tutor Deana will supply guidance via live feed (Zoom) showing you tips and techniques to enhance your acrylic art.
The ethos is to “give it a go”, and you will learn through giving yourself permission to try. Acrylics are the perfect medium because they are forgiving, dry quickly, and dry waterproof meaning you can paint over anything you do!
Students will require their own materials – Suggested kit list is below
Starting out with Acrylics? If you’re buying art materials for the first time, here are our recommendations to get you the best value for your first set of acrylic painting materials. Got a bigger budget? We suggest you look at Daler Rowney, Winsor & Newton or Sennelier.
Acrylic Paints – See www.theworks.co.uk for the best value Crawford and Black paints. Sold individually or in sets, we suggest you don’t buy smaller tubes than 100ml. The ones in the image above are 200ml. The Works is also great for art canvases or art boards too (see photo)
Acrylic Surfaces to paint on – The size should be A4 or larger: art canvas, artboard, acrylic paper (can be stretched in advance on a board if you want to keep it very flat), mixed media thick paper or even cartridge paper (should be stretched for flatness). If you’re interested in stretching your own paper please use the below link. Additional items you’ll need are gummed tape and a board to stretch your paper on: https://youtu.be/e47qJq5o42E
Acrylic Brushes – We suggest you buy a set that includes about 5 brushes ranging from a very fine detail brush up to a 1 inch flat brush (see photo attached)
Mixing palette or plate – Should be white but can be anything, paper plates are a bit too absorbent.
Additionally – You may want to buy a tube of superior quality white paint as you will use a lot more of this than other colours: Daler Rowney, Winsor & Newton or Sennelier are good makes.
It’s also helpful to have the following on hand: Kitchen roll, Water pots, Waterproof desk cover. Ensure you wear old clothes as once acrylic paint dries it is very hard to get it out of fabric
Deana Kim Page
By purchasing this class you are agreeing for your email address and contact details being shared with our tutor in order for them to deliver the class. Class members will require access to a computer or tablet with the facility to connect to Zoom (camera and microphone).