A ‘Jam Packed’ Acrylic Techniques Workshop – 12th Nov 2018

I was invited this afternoon, to tutor a group of artists, that meet at St Martins Church Hall in Looe,   Some of the group, had not used Acrylics before and were keen to learn some Basic Techniques.   In the space of 2½ hours, we covered techniques such as Impasto, Wet in Wet, Dry Brush, Scumbling, Splattering and Glazing, as well as creating texture with a Sponge, Scrunched up Kitchen Roll, Palette Knives and Pieces of Card.  All these techniques were used to create sections of a picture.  I explained how you can add different additives to Gesso to provide texture to the surface before painting on.

Below are a few snippets of some of the techniques demonstrated, plus a picture of the group of ladies that attended the workshop.

I believe that they all enjoyed their afternoon and went away with new found skills.



A Beginners Guide to Acrylics

I have one space available for my next workshop which is this Saturday coming, 14th February 2015, 10 am to 4pm at Cartwheels Craft Centre Near Liskeard.

A Beginners Guide to Acrylics, this workshop will provide the complete beginner with the essential skills to begin their Acrylic journey.  Learn the tools of the trade, colour mixing and painting techniques including washes, glazes, palette knife, flat colour and impasto with step by step guidance.

Experimental Art Classes at Pensilva

Wow, we have done 5 wks already, and didn’t they go quick, time certainly goes quickly when you are enjoying your painting!!

We have covered so much in that time from Pencil Tonal Studies, to Painting on Tissue Paper, Pen Work, Acrylics, Watercolour Textures and Spattering Techniques.

I am am not wrong in saying that it has all been enjoyed by myself and my Learners.

Here is one of the recent examples of experimenting by Joy Goode..  Well Done Joy, I Love It.

Spattering Technique in Watercolour

Spattering Technique in Watercolour by Joy Goode

I am Looking Forward to the rest of the term.


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