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

Yr Aran _ Watercolour
Painting at the Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW
Painting on Mondays at Barnoldswick Library - June 2015

1st June
Mon 1-3 Abstract Workshop landscape/architecture in pastels.
Different from last month and I have included it for those who missed Wednesdays pastel workshop last month. This workshop examines landscape/architectural elements in abstract. We will also examine the abstract landscape work of Paul Klee

8th June
Mon 1-3 Malham Cove Freestyle Watercolour
A semi abstract landscape based on the dry waterfall of Malham Cove and painted in a loose wet into wet style with a restricted pallet of colours.

15th June
Mon 1-3 Matterhorn An Acrylic Knife Painting
An excursion into knife painting with acrylics. The angular shape of the Matterhorn makes a good subject for this style of painting.

22nd June
Mon 1-3 Cowslips and Orchids Small Flower Portraits in Watercolour
Painting some of the spring flowers found in the meadows above Stainforth Scar in the Yorkshire Dales.

29th June
Mon 1-3 Yr Aran A Watercolour Mountain Landscape
A straightforward watercolour painting of Yr Aran as seen from the quarry by Llyn y Gader, Rhyd Ddu, set off by trees in the mid-ground and rocks in the foreground.

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 reasonably 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.