Expressive Fluid Acrylics

with artist and tutor David Forster RSW Fridays from 10am - 12.30pm

  • Starts 23 Sept
  • 225 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Available spots


Service Description

Golden Fluid Acrylics are a medium which marries the transparency and flow of traditional watercolour, with the robust quality when dry of acrylic. They allow watercolour technique to be taken in directions otherwise impossible: The repeated application of ‘wet-on-wet’ glazes, washing colour over detail, blocking out in white then painting over, and so on. In this way they offer the chance to make paintings of unrivalled intensity and freedom. Each class will be based around a mixture of tutor demonstration and individual guidance, using as material photographs provided by the tutor. The students will also be encouraged to use these as the basis for further work at home. The equipment used is much the same as you might use with conventional watercolour. However, the medium is tough on brushes, so it’s not worth using the very best sable, unless you have deep enough pockets to replace them often. The pigments, though they have a similar range to watercolour, have unusual names. They come in small plastic bottles, starting at 30ml, which should be enough for the course. They are not available in all art shops, though can be ordered online, which the shop should happily do. Otherwise, Greyfriars Art on Dundas Street, Edinburgh, keep a full range. Materials List - Paints: Manufacturer: Golden Name of paint: Fluid Acrylic Size: 30ml Colours as follows: Hansa Yellow (Medium), Anthraquinone Blue, Cobalt Blue, Quinacridrone, Magenta, Pthalo Green (Blue Shade), Pyrrole red (Light), Burnt Sienna, Titanium White - Paper: Good quality rough watercolour paper, around A3 size, or a standard sheet cut into 4. - Brushes: Round watercolour/soft acrylic brushes. (David's suggestion Prolene Pro Arte, Numbers 9 (large) and 2 (small)) - Pencil and rubber


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

We will provide a refund if you give written advance notice up to 14 days before the course start date. 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 info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk. Please note, 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 circumstances with fair and reasonable consideration.


Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

    info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk