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

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

Bookings are now being taken at Barnoldswick Library for Monday afternoon Painting classes in March, these take place from 1-3pm in the upstairs meeting room. This month the Monday classes start on the 7th March with a landscape painting featuring a scene from the village of Malham. The rest of the sessions deal with acrylic flower portraits and finishes off with a landscape of the summit of Pendle Hill which given the blandness of the actual summit this composition featuring the ladder stile with the summit behind works quite well.

7th March - Mon 1-3

Malham, Bridge Over the Beck - Watercolour Village Scene
A watercolour landscape featuring a clapper bridge and associated buildings over the stream in Malham

14th March - Mon 1-3

Daffodils - Acrylic Flower Portraits
Small flower portraits of Daffodils - Can be done as a greetings card and suited to use as an Easter card

21st March - Mon 1-3

29th March - Tue 1-3
(Note the day change due to Easter Monday)

The Summit of Pendle - Landscape in Watercolour and Pen
Can’t be a mountain landscape as Pendle is not a mountain but similar - a scene taken from one of my February outings.

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.