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Acrylics for Beginners

Acrylics for Beginners

About the Course

This workshop is designed to explore the absolute basics of acrylic painting; from colour mixing using just the primary colours, to different ways of applying the paint (thick, thin, opaque, transparent) and the use of basic mediums.

A fun and informal course, by the end of which students will have an understanding of the properties of acrylic paint, colour mixing, and simple techniques for creating their own paintings. Students will complete a number of exercises and at least one finished piece of work

There will be lots of step-by-step demos and individual help… no previous experience necessary.

What to bring: Watercolour paper x 3 sheets (approx. A4 or bigger), Cartridge paper for initial studies and exercises, Soft drawing pencil, rubber.

Acrylic paints – primaries: Process Cyan, Process Yellow, Process Magenta, White (It is better to buy four tubes of a decent brand such as Daler System 3 or Winsor & Newton than a large set of a cheap brand.)

Mixing palette with a large flat area (tear-off palettes or plates are fine), Range of brushes -bring whatever you have – the tutor will have some available to borrow and advise on what to buy. Kitchen sponge, palette knife if you have one (the tutor will have some available to borrow.) Kitchen roll, water pot.

Simple still life props such as pears, apples, figs, grapes. Old clothes / apron.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you cancel your booking, we are unable to offer a refund. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

Level: Beginners

Number of students: 10

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

- Any other materials not specified for the students to bring

- Expert tuition

- 1 to 1 guidance

- Detailed demonstrations

- A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them so please tag us in your social media.


Rosemary Harper at Micklems Farm creative workshops
Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD
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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners

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