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

Simple oil painting of Rhosneigr
Painting at the Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW
Hi Everybody, this is the update for May painting classes at Barlick Library.

Note that the classes on the Bank holiday weeks move to a Tuesday afternoon.

In May each week features a different medium and the first class on Tuesday 3rd May starts with a graphite and wash of a Welsh mountain scene. but the list is as follows:-

3rd May - Tue 1-3 (Bank Holiday Week)
The Nameless Cwm - Graphite and Wash - The various rock formations here give plenty of scope to get to grips with defining shape with a nice thick graphite pencil.

9th May - Mon 1-3
Misty Fir Trees - Watercolour - Trees at Kirroughtree - Misty in the background with well defined trees in the foreground.

16th May - Mon 1-3
Introduction to Oils, Rhosneigr Beach - Water Soluble Oils - An introduction to oils with a little seascape of some rocks and beach at Rhosnigr, Anglesey

23rd May - Mon 1-3
Bridge over the Afon Lugwy - Acrylics - A small acrylic painting that will introduce using acrylics in a thicker manner, similar to oils - different to using acrylics like watercolour

31st May - Tue 1-3 (Bank Holiday Week)
Tulips - Charcoal, Graphite and Pastel
Sketching Tulips using dry mediums

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.