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

Watercolour Flower Portrait
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 July these take place from 1-3pm in the upstairs meeting room. This month features techniques with watercolours with the final class for the month using acrylic. The first class of the month on Monday 4th July starts with a watercolour workshop of trees and a simple pastoral landscape. Following classes will include a watercolour flower portrait and a welsh mountain landscape that uses watercolour and gouache dry brush to bring out depth and detail. The final class of the month on 25h July will be an acrylic abstract workshop that also looks at colour theory.

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

4th July - Mon 1-3[
Workshop - Trees
Workshop with a Watercolour Landscape
A look at how to paint effective trees and the class finishes off with a simple pastoral landscape.

11th July - Mon 1-3
Flower Portrait
Watercolour Flower Portrait
Effective flower portrait of a White Aster type flower, using making fluid, set in a wet into wet background of warm earthy colours.

18th July - Mon 1-3
Watercolour and Gouache Mountain Landscape
Effective use of gouache and watercolour using dry brush technique - giving depth and detail to a mountain landscape.

25th July - Mon 1-3
Workshop - Abstracts
Acrylic Abstracts
A workshop where you can get to grips with the use of colour theory using abstract painting techniques.

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.