News of Lessons, Workshops and Exhibitions

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

Watercolour & Ink - Farm
Painting at the Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW
Classes/half day sessions in November are:

3rd Nov Mon 1-3
A Winter Scene - A Winter Landscape in Watercolour
A composition featuring a little stream in a wood close to Ingleton.

10th Nov - Mon 1-3
Snowdon from Crib Goch - A Mountain Landscape in Acrylic
Here is one to test your observational skills as you add all the little ribs and gullies to Snowdon’s North East Face

17th Nov -Mon 10-12 (Note this is an additional class that takes place on Monday morning)
Workshop - A Pastel/Charcoal Workshop
A chance to brush up on your Pastel/Charcoal drawing.

17th Nov - Mon 1-3 (Afternoon)
Nature Studies - Small Artworks/Cards suited to Christmas
Painting still life but this might also be useful for painting that extra special Christmas Card.

24th Nov - Mon 1-3
18th Century Lancashire Farmhouse - A Landscape in Watercolour and Ink
An interesting composition featuring an old farm with the trees added in ink.

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/half day 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.