Fluid Acrylic Landscapes

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

  • Starts 21 Jan 2022
  • 225 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Service Description

10 Weeks Friday 21st January to Friday 1st April (No class Friday 18th February) Golden Fluid Acrylics are a medium which marries the transparency and flow of traditional watercolour, with the robust quality 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 fluid acrylics offer the chance to make paintings of unrivalled intensity and freedom. Working from photographs each week, the group will be lead through the process via a series of demonstrations. This course will be taught to a split studio to ensure social distancing criteria are met. Demonstrations and introductions will be given to the group as a whole. 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. The shop should happily do so for you, otherwise online stockists such as Jackson’s Art Supplies will have the range. For the analogue experience, try Greyfriars Art on Dundas Street, Edinburgh. Students should bring the following materials each week. Boards, water pots, palettes and kitchen roll are provided. Materials for the course: Manufacturer: Golden Name of paint: Fluid Acrylic Size: 30ml Colours as follows: Hansa Yellow (Medium) or primary yellow Pthalo blue Cobalt Blue Quinacridrone Magenta Pyrrole red (Light) Pthalo Green (Blue Shade) 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. Recommended: Prolene Pro Arte, Numbers 9 (large) and 2 (small) - Pencil and rubber Please read Covid-19 Guidelines page for information about studio-based classes.

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971

    info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk