Still Life Painting using Acrylics with Suzanne Kemplay



Over the course of 8 weeks students will learn how to paint still life using acrylic paint. Suzanne will demonstrate clear techniques of colour theory, mixing paints, tonal values and composition. She will cover painting Fruit, Flowers, Drapes, Glass and Reflective surfaces with a focus on building confidence and having fun.

Slide shows and Tutor led demonstrations will help students expand their observational skills and understanding of how to create great paintings.

During the 8 weeks you will develop a number of small paintings that will all be brought together in weeks 7 & 8 as a finished still life painting on canvas.
This course can be done by beginners or those wanting to refresh their skills with painting in acrylics.

Week 1. Colour theory, using a limited palette, painting fruit

Week 2. Using Tone to create shape: Fruit and Drapes

Week 3. Creating a Floral still life on a dark background

Week 4. Painting Glass

Week 5. Painting Reflective objects

Week 6. Composition and Thumbnail studies

Week 7. Still Life painting over 2 weeks

Week 8. Still Life painting

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Refreshments, Covid restrictions permitting.


Ashley House
1F Ashley Terrace
EH11 1RF

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers

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