News of Lessons, Workshops and Exhibitions

(Barnoldswick) Painting with Malcolm Bullock - Mondays July & August 2012 1.00 - 3.00

Altham St James'
Painting with Malcolm Bullock at Barnoldswick Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW. 01282 812147
Mondays afternoons in May and June 2012
2 July 2012 (Note this one is 10 - 12)
Disused Railway @ Garstang - Pastel on velour paper. A chance to have a bash with pastels. A simple painting of a tree on an abandoned railway.

9 July 2012
Karrek Loes y'n Koes or better known as St Michael's Mount - A Maritime Painting in Acrylic. A painting of "The Grey Rock in the Woods" I will explain the name on the day. But it is St Michaels Mount.

16 July 2012
The Yellow Field - A Line and Wash Painting. Another chance to have a go with a dip pen. A pleasant pastoral landscape of a gate leading into a field of rape seed - or are they buttercups?

23 July 2012
A German Castle - A Watercolour Scene featuring a Castle with Towers. This painting is aimed at teaching you how to obtain shape through shadow and shading. The castle is fictitious and if anything is probably more French than German but it does look very Germanic.

30 July 2012
Mount Olympus - A mountain Landscape in Acrylic. This can be done either as a loose landscape OR for the more adventurous, a mountain abstract. Two classes in one and it has an Olympic theme and ten times easier to paint than a speeding athlete!

6 August 2012 (Note this is 10 - 3)
Boats NOT Bathtubs - A Watercolour full day workshop. A full days worth of painting starting in the morning with how to paint effective boats. In the afternoon we will put it all together and paint a maritime scene. Bookings can be made for the afternoon session only from 30 July.

13 August 2012
The Tower of st James' Altham - A Line and Wash. If you came to the church’s open weekend on the 14th and 15th of July you might have already sketched this for real in pencil (I am holding some free painting sessions in the afternoons on the open weekend) but this will be the definitive version in ink and watercolour.

20 August 2012
A Flower Portrait - A Watercolour Portrait of an Aster Type Flower. A flower portrait that features the use of masking fluid to reserve the white of the paper. Good for turning into a greetings card when you repaint it at home.

In each class Malcolm will demonstrate how to paint an effective scene in eiher pure watercolour or in this new program we also have some paintings in gouache.

Course Fee - £9/aftternoon session - This includes all art materials as well as the loan of brushes etc

The afternoons feature a paint- along where the participants will hopefully create a finished painting. The techniques used to produce the painting will follow a step by step approach. This method of teaching allows the individual to quickly develop confidence in using the paints. Skills are also built up through the explanation of the various techniques used in painting the scene. The development of a personal style of
painting is encouraged through individual assessment at various stages of the painting. No one paints exactly the same, we are all unique.

Booking is preferable as course numbers will be kept small (max 16) to ensure individual attention.

Booking can be taken at the library or contact Malcolm on: 07776 036674