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Introduction to creative acrylics with Jan Vallance

Students concentrating on afternoon project

Duration: one day

Price: £75

Contact: Jan Vallance at The Art Boat

The Art Boat Studio, 5th Floor, Goyt Mill
Upper Hibbert Lane

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.

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

About the Course

Have you always wanted to try acrylic painting, but didn't know where to start? Acrylics are one of the most exciting and forgiving painting mediums. Learn how to turn your mistakes into the best bits! This one day course, is designed to get you painting and exploring acrylics right from the beginning. The morning will be spent exploring some of the different effects that can be created with acrylic and then in afternoon we'll concentrate on putting the mornings findings into a finished piece.

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What's included in the price?

Lunch and materials

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A most enjoyable day and I was very pleased with the results that I managed to produce under Jan's guidance.

- - #29329

Enjoyed the day, very informative. It was nice to take home a painting to show what we’d achieved.

- - #29316

I went on this course with my father who had done some acrylic painting but who himself was still a beginner. This was an excellent course run by Jan. She was an informative and skilled teacher and artist who explained everything thoroughly so that even I who had no previous knowledge and hadn't lifted a paintbrush up since at school learnt so much and even produced a painting worth hanging up at home, incredible!
My father who had been stuck progressing his paintings now feels able to develop a lot further due to what he learnt on the course.
Jan gave so many practical tips and ideas that only a truly professional artist could give.
I have already booked for the acrylics 2 course.
I would recommend this course to any anybody of any standard as you will learn so much.

- - #26313

A wonderful day with Jan yesterday. Thank you for teaching me that there is another genre of painting other than Roses and Castles! I loved every minute of it!
Jan has a wealth of painting knowledge and demonstrated her skills competently and generously.

- - #26269

A thoroughly enjoyable day with a superb teacher.
I have hardly ever picked up a paintbrush except for home decorating since I left school nearly 50 years ago. This day with Jan taught me so much about how acrylic paint behaves, using all manner of things for mark making and generally having fun. To top it all I went home with paintings I was proud of.
I absolutely recommend taking this course, excellent value.

- - #25959

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  • Accessible by public transport
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  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends

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