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

Dolbadarn Castle - Line and Wash (This is the original concept sketch and is only 5x7")
Painting at the Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW
Painting on Mondays at Barnoldswick Library - July 2015

The July program looks at different ways to use watercolours. Each class explores different watercolour techniques and includes line and wash, water-soluble ink, traditional watercolours and loose wet into wet watercolour painting. In addition to this mention will be made of ways to rescue those tired old watercolours destined cutting into scrap and how to achieve aerial perspective in a painting. The subjects will include a castle, a silhouetted galleon, Ingleborough from Lower Winskill, Nr Settle and Catrigg Force above Stainforth Nr settle.

6th July - Mon 1-3
Dolbadarn Castle - Line and Wash
A closer look at Dolbadarn Castle featuring a painting in watercolour and ink (line and wash).

13th July - Mon 1-3
Sunset & Silhouette of a Galleon - Watercolour and Water-soluble Ink
A technique we have not used before to achieve a black silhouette set against a colourful sunset.

20th July - Mon 1-3
Ingleborough from Lower Winskill - Watercolour Landscape
An interesting composition of Ingleborough from high above Stainforth that makes good use of aerial perspective.

27th July - Mon 1-3
Catrigg Force - Freestyle Watercolour Painting
Given the success/enjoyment of last months loose wet into wet painting of Malham Cove we are going to have a bash at painting a waterfall using the same technique.

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.