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

Catbells - Watercolour
Painting at the Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW
Painting on Mondays at Barnoldswick Library - September 2015

The September program is continuing to focus on various styles of watercolour painting (we will have an acrylic in October). We will start on the 8th of August, which is a Tuesday not a Monday, due to the tour of Britain cycle race passing through, with a landscape painting that uses a wet in wet technique to get the desired effect. Then we are back to Mondays and have a variety of subjects and styles to suit everyone with a panoramic cityscape (we haven't done one of those before at Barlick), a line and wash and a monochrome in sepia to finish the month.

8th Sept - Tue 1-3
Catbells - A Mountain Landscape in Watercolour
This is a wet in wet watercolour featuring a familiar Lakeland peak. It uses wet in wet to get the effect of distant fir trees

14th Sept -, Mon 1-3
Cityscape - A Panoramic Watercolour
Something a bit different as we paint a panoramic landscape including a cityscape on the horizon then water sand in the foreground.

21st Sept - Mon 1-3
The Watermill - A Line and Watercolour Wash
An interesting architectural painting of an old Oxfordshire watermill. Quite effective and uses red ochre to get the effect of the brickwork.

28th Sept - Mon 1-3
The Mountain Pass - A Watercolour Landscape in Sepia
A monochrome painting featuring a bridge over a mountain pass as well as some trees and distant mountains. A good one to hone your skills painting tonal values.

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 a Tuesday afternoon 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.