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

Portpatrick Lighthouse - Watercolour on Handmade Paper
Painting at the Public Library, Fern Lea Avenue, Barnoldswick, BB18 5DW
Bookings are now being taken at Barnoldswick Library for Monday afternoon Painting classes in June these take place from 1-3pm in the upstairs meeting room. This month features mainly watercolours with the final class for the month uses hard pastels. The first class of the month on Monday 6th June starts with a watercolour of Portpatrick lighthouse on handmade paper that uses light and shade to good effect. Following classes will include Lakeland scenes, one in watercolour that examines aerial perspective and one in graphite and wash that looks at shape and form. The final class of the month on 27th June will feature some Welsh waterfalls that tackle different types of mark making in hard pastels.

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 turn up on the day, 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

6th June - Mon 1-3
Portpatrick Lighthouse
Watercolour Seascape
A nice piece of maritime art on handmade paper that benefits from the elements of light and shade

13th June - Mon 1-3
A Lakeland Scene
Watercolour Landscape
A pastoral Lakeland scene - that will highlight the use of aerial perspective

20th June - Mon 1-3
A Lakeland Scene
Graphite and Wash
A different scene to last week but this one will get to grips with defining the shape of things in graphite and then a wash owver the top to complete the watercolour

27th June - Mon 1-3
Mark making with Hard Pastels
Waterfalls in Hard Carré Pastels
Welsh waterfalls form today's topic and allows us play around with different sorts of mark making with hard square pastels

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.