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An introduction to oil & acrylic painting with Laura Rich at Sculpture by the Lakes

Duration: One day

Price: £120

Contact: Monique Gudgeon at Art & Inspiration at Sculpture by the Lakes

Pallington Lakes

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

A day with artist Laura Rich exploring techniques for painting with oil or acrylic. This course is aimed at providing an overview of two of the different ways in which to use oil and acrylic paint. We will explore the lovely muted palette achieved by painting alla prima (wet-in-wet or ‘all in one go’). We will also look at how to achieve bright, clean colours by painting in stages with separate layers.

Starting with a conversation about composition and tone, we will then discuss how to translate monotone into colour and why it is important to know. After that, we will move onto colour mixing using a 5-colour limited palette. Armed with that knowledge, we will try alla prima painting. Alongside the alla prima painting we will work up an underpainting (using acrylic so that it dries during the day) and work over the top to achieve a more layered painting.

Laura Rich studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Bath Spa University College, gaining a BA Hons in 2001. Working full-time from her studio in Wiltshire, her contemporary landscape paintings are sold in galleries across England and are held in private collections internationally. Alongside teaching drawing and painting techniques to adults, she coordinates Wiltshire's largest art trail, The Wylye Valley Art Trail. Laura has over 10 years experience teaching adults and holds regular classes from her studio.

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What's included in the price?

The cost of this course includes lunch plus tea and coffee during breaks.
It also includes the cost of all materials required for the day.

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  • Wheelchair friendly

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