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(Barnoldswick) Painting with Malcolm Bullock - Mondays - 1.00 - 3.00 - September 2016

Pendle from Four Lane Ends
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 September these take place from 1-3pm in the upstairs meeting room. This month features different techniques in using watercolour. The first class of the month on Monday 5th September starts with a watercolour of a little bridge and here the focus is on dropping colour into the stonework to get the impression of texture. Following classes will include a line and wash of Clapdale which is the farm above Clapham beck and then a painting of Pendle that teaches how to adapt a sketch. The final class of the month, which is on 26th September, will feature an abstract workshop using wax resists and the layering of watercolours.

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

5th Sept - Mon 1-3
A Little Welsh Bridge
Bridge over a tumbling stream with a mountain background. Plenty to get to grips with esp wet in wet stonework texture.

12th Sept—Mon 1-3
Clapdale above Clapham Beck
Pen & Wash
Farm buildings with a backdrop of Scots pines

19th Sept - Mon 1-3
Developing a Sketch
Watercolour Landscape
Teaches you how to manipulate a simple sketch to produce a number of different effective landscapes. Subject choice of Pendle (3 views) or Ingleborough.

26th Sept - Mon 1-3
Abstract Workshop
Watercolour & Wax Resist
Something a bit different using wax resist to produce effective watercolour abstracts that uses multiple over painting of colour.

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.