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Learn to paint with oils and acrylics from hundreds of painting tutors based all across the UK. Pick up oil and acrylic painting techniques on courses, classes and workshops for both experienced and beginner painters.

Lincolnshire - Next course on 2nd June 2018
Experience the joy of paint for a full day in a stunning art studio in Lincoln. Guidance and tuition by professional artist Laura Andrew BA Hons. Laura has previously worked as an illustrator and now focuses on fine art and painting. Laura is passionate about the use of colour and you will be introduced to her colour palette, techniques and style, which is energetic and spontaneous. Working from life, 'still life' is a wonderful means...
Essex - Next course on 2nd June 2018
Acrylic inks are exciting and vibrant and in this workshop you will be using them to create eye-catching images of flowers. These inks are ideally suited to translate the reds of poppies, the bright hues of gerberas and the subtle shadows on white roses. For those people who have worked with watercolour, working with ink will employ similar techniques of applying washes and negative painting. Some mixed media will be included in the workshop. Old...
Kent - Next course on 10th June 2018
Come along and spend a day paining en plein air (open air painting) on the Romney Marsh. We’ll enjoy a day in the countryside with a splendid picnic of locally sourced ingredients. Learn about colour theory, perspective and mark making. We’ll use a limited palette of just six colours from which you’ll learn to mix an infinite variety of colours. Finally you’ll get to take your masterpiece home with you.
Gloucestershire - Next course on 23rd June 2018
Using acrylic paints, you will be shown techniques in observing and recording colour within a still life. You will be encouraged to consider composition and the balance of colour to create harmony and contrast. You will create a beautiful painting, receiving guidance within a friendly and supportive environment. Suitable for those new to painting and those wishing to refresh their skills. You can turn any of our courses into a short break by staying in...
Gloucestershire - Next course on 6th August 2018
A fun 3 days full of the different techniques of acrylic painting , having the excuse of painting pictures is always fun, to explore how art is created from composition and how, to approach the subject, and the technique is related to each other. Using seascapes, landscapes and still life subjects the artist can be direct, technical in drawing or expressive in how they can say what they feel about the subject they are portraying....
An exciting workshop exploring palette knife painting. Palette knife painting enables you to make quick expressive paintings. Using the landscape as a starting point you will try the technique on big open skies and amazing shapes of the landscape. Mark the tutor will guide you though your art work, as well as paint with you! We run a number of different painting and drawing workshops to see further information please visit our website. You can...
Suffolk - Next course on 31st August 2018
Explore new painting techniques on this 3 day residential art holiday, based at historic Flatford Mill and run by the Field Studies Council. Gouache is wonderfully adaptable water-soluble paint which can be applied thinly like watercolour, but can also be used more thickly to cover previous layers. Perfectly mixable with watercolours. No experience necessary!" Jeremy Ford studied Graphic Design at Southport College of Art, (1972-5) and Illustration at Harrow College of Art, London (1975-8) Professional...
North Yorkshire
Two days experimenting with colour, composition and mark making. My teaching style is loose and experimental and employs a fresh contemporary approach. Times: 10.00am - 4.00pm each day Location: Hutton's Ambo Village Hall, Low Hutton, YO60 7HQ Price: £225 Parking and directions Please park around the green, grass triangle just beyond the village hall (marked with balloons). I will meet you there at 9.50am and we will walk to the studio.
As two qualified artists and art tutors we have design a series of workshops to cover a range of media, this includes drawing, paint, print and 3D. Our classes are designed for all abilities and ages and are held during the day.
Shropshire - Next course on 10th September 2018
Marvel at the ‘Staffordshire Hoard’ at the world-famous Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, as well as the Pre-Raphaelite and Baroque art collections. Enjoy the paintings, drawings and sculptures of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. Visit the home of Royal Worcester Porcelain and marvel at the ‘Mappa Mundi’ and Chained Library within the majestic Hereford Cathedral. Holiday highlights: • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery • Barber Institute of Fine Arts • Museum of Royal Worcester...