News of Lessons, Workshops and Exhibitions

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

Tree Island
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 August these take place from 1-3pm in the upstairs meeting room. This month features several classes that deal with depicting water in watercolours. The first class of the month on Monday 1st August starts with a watercolour line and wash of a little wetland island. Following classes will include a watercolour flower portrait, a Scottish Burn and a scene over Morecambe bay from Jenny Browns Point in Silverdale. The final class of the month, which is on Wednesday 31st due to the bank holiday, will be a landscape charcoal workshop.

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. You can also follow what is going on at

1st August - Mon 1-3
Line and Wash
A simple but effective line and wash based on a painting, by a good friend, of the wetlands of Vandee

8th August - Mon 1-3
Flower Portrait
Watercolour Flower Portrait
Effective wet in wet flower portrait of a lily. Makes a nice card

15th Aug - Mon 1-3
Palnure Burn
Watercolour Landscape
A wet in wet misty background for a river scene set in South West Scotland

22nd Aug - Mon 1-3
Maritime Scene
Line and Wash
Smelt Mill Chimney at Jenny Browns Point, Silverdale is the setting for a dramatic sky as the sun sets over Morecambe Bay

31st Aug - Wed 1-3
Charcoal Workshop
Landscapes in Charcoal. A variety of subjects inc mountains

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.