Paint with Acrylics for Beginners



Course suits: Those who have never painted and aspire to a high level of technique. Those who already paint but are self-taught and feel they have gaps in technical knowledge.

Objectives: To learn the basic foundations for starting to paint from a technical aspect.

Level: Absolute Beginners or those wishing to explore Beginner Techniques.

Materials needed: Please bring a canvas, all other materials included.

Course Description.

· On this practical course you will be introduced to acrylic painting techniques as well as the fundamental starting points to painting.
· Learn the important technical aspects to beginning to paint with acrylics including preparing your surface, colour mixing, tonality, brush handling, layering and completing a simple composition.
· Your tutor will teach you step-by-step how to prepare your painting surface, colour and tone experiments, palette preparation, colour coordination, use of mediums and thinners, and brushwork techniques.
· Through practical demonstration, one to one support and exercises you will learn the basics that will give you the confidence to continue painting at home.
· At the end of the day you will also have increased your knowledge of colour, tone and how to approach painting with acrylic. You will have completed a series of experiments and a simple still life study in acrylic.

Tutor: Rob Nelmes

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and refreshments included - please bring a canvas.


Sue Ecclestone at Lilac Cottage Studio
Lilac Cottage
Garden House Lane
Rickinghall, Diss
IP22 1EA

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Hearing impaired
  • Limited mobility
  • Parking provided
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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