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(Barnoldswick) Painting with Malcolm Bullock - Mondays - 1.00 - 3.00 - March 2015

Farm at Rievaulx
Painting at the Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW
Painting on Mondays at Barnoldswick Library - March 2015
Watercolour Techniques

This month the classes will focus on watercolour technique. The first class on the 2nd March will examine how to draw a daffodil by combining different shapes. The flower will then be finished off by painting it in watercolour. The rest of the month includes a farm at Rievaulx that uses light and shade to its advantage, a miners bridge high above a pool with a mountain/waterfall backdrop in line and wash and to end the month a watercolour featuring moored boats in a creek that makes good use of reflections. There is no class on the 23rd March. Programs are available at the library.

2nd March Mon 1-3
A Daffodil/Daffodils - Pencil and Watercolour
Not just painting a Daffodil but how to draw/construct the shape prior to painting in watercolour (Includes instructional sheet)

9th March Mon 1-3
Farm at Rievaulx - A Landscape in Watercolour
A farm cottage with trees behind - this painting teaches the use of counter-change

16th March - Mon 1-3
Miners Bridge: Nantgwynant - A Watercolour and Ink
A slab bridge high above a pool with waterfalls, trees and a mountain backdrop

23rd March
Mon 1-3 No Class This Week

30th March Mon 1-3
Moored Boats in a Creek -
A Maritime Painting in Watercolour A painting that uses shade and reflection to good effect

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.