News of Lessons, Workshops and Exhibitions

(Barnoldswick) Painting with Malcolm Bullock - Mondays - 1.00 - 3.00 - to 23rd December, 2013

Slate Quarryman's Cottages: Llanberis
Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW. 01282 812147
Mondays afternoons December 2013
2nd December Mon 1-3
Mountain Landscapes with Painting Knives - A Mountain Landscape in Acrylic
A chance to have a bash at painting with knives—this was a technique favoured by Kyffin Williams when painting mountain scenes

9th December Mon 1-3
ACEO’s and Postcards - Small Artworks: Small Landscapes in Pen and Wash
This is a chance to brush up on drawing as we are drawing in pen from scratch then applying a colour wash—very effective for these small artworks
Note - ACEO’s (Art Cards, Originals and Editions) are painted on small cards two and half by three and half inches - Postcards are 6x4”

16th December Mon 1-3
A Winter Woodland: A Watercolour Landscape
Something a bit different as we paint trees and Water in Winter. The skill here is in getting the tonal values sorted.

23rd December Mon 1-3
A Little Clapper Bridge in Langdale: A Landscape in Watercolour using a Contemporary Style
A scene featuring a little bridge over a stream with some interesting twisty trees that should make a nice composition for a more contemporary style of painting.

Due to the nature of the classes the painting sessions are suitable for both the Beginner (some people have not painted since school) and the improver (those who wish to hone their existing painting skills). In each class I will demonstrate how to paint an effective scene in watercolour or acrylic. There is also the occasional session where the painting is done in line and wash, pastel or even oils (oils is usually a full day session). The sessions usually take place on Monday afternoons from 1-3pm but occasionally switch to Wednesday mornings when there is a bank holiday. If the session warrants it we take a full day but there is usually a half day option providing there is space.

Course Fee - £9.50p/afternoon session - This includes all art materials as well as the loan of brushes etc

The sessions feature a paint- along where the participants will start and finish the painting within the session. 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 as well as the theory, such as composition and colour theory, that goes with it. 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 to ensure individual attention. I do usually set an extra place or two so it is also possible to turn up on the day.

Booking can be taken at the information counter at the library (01282 812147) or call, text (07776036674) or contact me via the "contact me" page of this website and I will pass the booking on to the library.