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

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

Bookings are now being taken at Barnoldswick Library for Monday afternoon Painting classes in November, these take place from 1-3pm in the upstairs meeting room. This month the Monday classes start on the 2nd November with a landscape painting featuring a winter walk along a frozen river that uses both watercolour and gouache. The rest of the sessions deal with different types of winter landscapes and on the 9th the painting features Pendle Hill. Following on from this there is a Tree workshop in Ink and then the week after a watercolour of Parlick with people sledging. The final class for November is on the 30th with some still life nature studies or the opportunity to paint some festive watercolour cards.

2nd Nov - Mon 1-3
A Winter Walk - A Watercolour Landscape with Gouache
A snowy scene of fir trees as a backdrop to a frozen river - a very effective composition.

9th Nov - Mon 1-3
Pendle - A Watercolour Landscape
A snowy Pendle Hill - also features a red post-box that nicely sets the scene.

16th Nov - Mon 1-3
Trees - Ink
A workshop style class where we will examine tree forms using water-soluble ink or waterproof Indian ink - In a choice of formats (A4 to Postcard size).

23rd Nov - Mon 1-3
Sledging in the shadow of Parlick – Watercolour Landscape
A scene that simplifies the painting of trees but the sting in the tail is that you have to paint people - easy when shown how.

30th Nov - Mon 1-3
Nature Studies or something a bit different - Small Artworks in Watercolour.
A workshop with a choice to do either some still life nature studies or a festive card

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.