Dynamic Portraits in Acrylics with Hashim Akib, Old Bank Studios
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About the Course
With Hashim, discover painting dynamic portraits using acrylics, while avoiding too much fussy detail. The workshop will cover starting from a basic drawing to the initial broad applications of paint, looking at tone to create depth and mixing a variety of skin tones to create a naturalistic impression. There will be two short demos showing various techniques, with plenty of opportunities for one to one tuition.
Old Bank Studios offers a wide range of art, craft and textile courses and work-shops. Based in a glorious Edwardian banking hall, our fully equipped studios provide ideal spaces where students can work in a relaxed, ambient atmosphere. Located in the heart of Old Harwich, we are just a few yards from the Electric Palace Cinema.
Harwich Town Railway Station is less than a five minute walk away, with hourly trains to Manningtree, where there are mainline connections to Colchester, Chelmsford, London, Ipswich and Norwich. If you are coming by car, there is normally plenty of on road parking, otherwise there is a public car park a one minute walk away. It is always possible to drop off right at our front doors.
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What's included in the price?
This full day workshop includes a homemade lunch, refreshments and a cream tea.
What you will need to bring
Here is the list of the specific acrylic colours and brushes that Hash uses. DON’T PANIC if you don’t have the colours, brand or brushes suggested as these are just recommendations, please bring along what you have.
PAINTS: Daler Rowney System 3 Heavy Body Acrylics, 150ml tubes
* symbol for most essential colours
BRUSHES: Daler Rowney System 3 Brushes, Flat Wash brushes in the following sizes
Sky Flow Wash 1 ½”
Sky Flow Wash 2 inch
Stretched canvas, canvas board or acrylic paper NO SMALLER than A3
Feel free to bring your own photographs based on the theme of the workshop however Hash will have 2 – 3 folders worth of photographic references that you can work from.
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Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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