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Acrylic Painting (A10)

This course is for those who have used Acrylic paint before. We will look at developing paintings around a topic with an ongoing project and showcasing your work in a small exhibition. Guidance will be given around gathering information and resources and exploring different paint effects. We will work in a variety of styles and look at how known artists have approached similar topics.

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Painting)
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
30 Sep 2019 - 09 Dec 2019
10 weeks
14:30 - 16:30 £85.00 5
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
10 weeks
14:30 - 16:30 £85.00 17
30 Mar 2020 - 18 May 2020
5 weeks
14:30 - 16:30 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Acrylic Painting Absolute Beginners (A09)

For people who want to start at the very beginning. We start with looking at the basic equipment and how it is used. We will then go onto painting landscapes, portraits and botanical themes using a step-by-step approach. We experiment with colour mixing and working on a variety of different paper and boards. You will be shown a variety of techniques which will enhance your painting.

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Painting)
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Monday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
30 Sep 2019 - 09 Dec 2019
10 weeks
12:00 - 14:00 £85.00 10
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
10 weeks
12:00 - 14:00 £85.00 18
30 Mar 2020 - 18 May 2020
5 weeks
12:00 - 14:00 £45.00 18

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Oil Painting (D34)

This course is suitable for absolute beginners. You will learn how to mix colours and use different oil mediums. We will also explore different surfaces to work on. We will use a variety of topics and approaches to get the best out of your paintings. At the first lesson we will look at the materials you need – there is no need to bring anything to the first lesson unless you already have equipment.

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Painting)
Tutor: Amanda Ryan
Centre: St Luke's Church
Day: Thursday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
03 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 11

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Watercolour Absolute Beginners (C25)

This course is suitable for complete beginners and those who have had a little experience of watercolour painting. We will practice applying and controlling paint, using the brush in different ways, pen and watercolour wash, colour mixing and putting things into perspective. In the process we will explore different subjects - landscape, flowers, animals, birds and still life.

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Painting)
Tutor: Jean Preston
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
02 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 12
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
10 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £85.00 20
22 Apr 2020 - 20 May 2020
5 weeks
13:00 - 15:00 £45.00 20

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Watercolour Stage 2 (B16)

A course for water colourists who have completed a beginners course or already have some experience of watercolour painting. Over the weeks we cover different subjects and techniques to improve your skills. We experiment with using a mixture of medias that complement watercolour painting. For example pen and watercolour wash, watercolour pencils, chalk and oil pastel, conte and antique effects and collage.

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Painting)
Tutor: Jean Preston
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Tuesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
01 Oct 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 7
14 Jan 2020 - 24 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 18
21 Apr 2020 - 19 May 2020
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £45.00 19

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.

Watercolour Stage 3 (C24)

Suitable for the more accomplished students. We aim to extend your creativity, imagination and develop your personal style. The tutor will demonstrate a variety of advanced techniques, the use of new media and new products on the market. We then move on to a themed project. We will explore flowers, seascapes, new perspectives on the landscape and abstract watercolours. During the second term we will extend this to more creative and experimental work, which will help increase your confidence to work in your own style.

Category: Creative Arts & Crafts (Painting)
Tutor: Jean Preston
Centre: The Triangle Annexe
Day: Wednesday
Date Time Price* Spaces Left
02 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 1
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
10 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £85.00 19
22 Apr 2020 - 20 May 2020
5 weeks
10:00 - 12:00 £45.00 20

*Price when paying online; cheque, cash or BACS payments will be higher.