News of Lessons, Workshops and Exhibitions

(Barnoldswick) Painting with Malcolm Bullock - Mondays - 1.00 - 3.00 - July 2014

Oriental Poppy - Mixed Media
Painting at the Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW
7th July - Mon 1-3
Effective Experimental Flower Portrait - A Mixed Media Flower Portrait
The chance to try out some different techniques in tackling a flower portrait.

14th July - Mon 1-3
Effective Skies in Watercolour - Landscapes with lots of sky
Here we will get to grips with some techniques that will produce an effective sky

21st July - Mon 1-3
Effective Boats - Small Maritime Paintings in Watercolour
I hope to tackle a couple of small watercolours featuring sailing boats in this session.

28th July - Mon 1-3
Effective Trees - A Landscape featuring some tree forms
A painting that can be used for reference when painting different tree forms

The press release for this month was:
Bookings are now being taken at Barnoldswick Library for Monday afternoon Painting classes in July, these take place from 1-3pm in the upstairs meeting room. This month the classes will concentrate on technique and feature individual watercolour workshops on effective skies, boats and trees and the first one on the 7th July will feature effective flower portraits in mixed media. Programs are available from the library.

The cost is £9.50 per half day session and includes all materials needed to complete the painting - just come, sit down and paint. To book just call into Barnoldswick Library or contact Malcolm on 07776036674 or just turn up as there is usually an extra place set. see for further information. You can also follow what is going on at

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 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.