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Adults Beginners Acrylic

with artist & tutor Kerrie McGibbon Sundays 2.30 - 5pm

  • Started 21 Apr
  • 240 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Service Description

This course will provide an introduction and step by step guide to the basics of painting with Acrylic. Acrylic is a super versatile paint which can be used in a variety of ways on different surfaces. In this course you will learn how to – - Prepare a surface ready for painting. - Explore colour range of paint needed for a particular subject matter and lay out a palette. - Learn about different sizes and styles of brush and how to use them to thin and thicken paint, mix colours, and apply acrylic paint. - Which brushes to use for, creating different effects and styles of painting. - Materials and tools which can be used for creating different effects and textures. - How to create layers, draw with the paint, blend paint, use layering and glazing to make colours pop, scrape back and develop brushwork. - How to incorporate texture, mixed medium and collage into paintings. Students will work from a range of different subject matter to experiment and try out a variety of acrylic painting techniques and build skills, knowledge, and gain confidence in trying new styles and creating beautiful artworks using this versatile paint. week 1 Introducing brush handling techniques, coloured layers, perspective, and shadow and applying thin glazes of colour to add depth and complexity to complete a still life study of Apples. week 2 Floral painting introducing texture and impasto and learning about different brushes and their use. week 3 Autumn Tree study – looking at different brush shapes and sizes to create effects of leaves, lines, shadows, and tiny details. week 4 Abstract Seascape – Layering Acrylics with brushes then creating effects with a palette knife to create depth and movement to create a stormy seascape. week 5 City Paintings – incorporating drawing, perspective, line and tone to create Edinburgh Street Paintings. week 6 Still life Paintings – Exploring shape, tone and texture to create still life paintings. week 7 An introduction to incorporating mixed media and collage into paintings. week 8 Landscape Study – looking at perspective and depth, how to create distance using paint and brush effects. week 9 creating individual painting incorporating what has been learned throughout the course using own subject matter week 10 Completion of your two week final project. Materials - A range of different surfaces to experiment with (paper/canvas/board sizes A3, A4, A5, A2) - some acrylic brushes - a range of different colours of acrylic paint

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstance

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

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