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

Winter Trees above Stainforth
Painting at the Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW
Painting on Mondays at Barnoldswick Library - October 2015

Bookings are now being taken at Barnoldswick Library for Monday afternoon Painting classes in October, these take place from 1-3pm in the upstairs meeting room. This month the Monday classes start on the 5th October with a landscape painting of winter trees above Stainforth that uses both watercolour and gouache. This scene will be useful for Christmas cards as it can be photographed and turned into photo-cards or repainted on smaller watercolour cards for that extra special gift. The rest of the sessions deal with maritime scenes and the 19th October features a watercolour of Staithes in North Yorkshire, famous for giving Captain Cook his passion for the sea. Which leads nicely on to the 26th where the topic is an acrylic painting of the CGSS Patterson, a late 19th century steamer with a barkentine rig. Please note there is no class on the 12th October.

5th Oct - Mon 1-3
Winter Trees: Stainforth
A watercolour Landscape with Gouache
A snowy scene of trees high up on Stainforth Scar. A landscape suited to turning into photo-cards for Christmas

12th Oct - Mon 1-3 NO CLASS THIS WEEK

19th Oct - Mon 1-3
Staithes: N Yorkshire
An interesting scene featuring the harbour at Staithes with a classic Coble. Staiths is famous for being the place where Captain Cook gained his passion for the sea.

26th Oct - Mon 1-3
CGSS Patterson
A Maritime Painting in Acrylic
A Steamer with a barkentine rig. My original painting now resides at the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Full programs are available at the library.

The cost is £9.50 per half day session and includes all materials needed to complete the painting - just come, sit down and paint. All sessions are independent of one another. 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.