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Acrylic Landscape for Absolute Beginners

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Start date: 26th May 2022

Time: 09:30 - 14:00

Cost: £30

Day: Thursday

Duration: 1 weeks

Tutor: Rebecca Taylor

Course code: 22SU041

This workshop is a good introduction to painting with acrylics and to some of the fundamental elements of landscape painting. Landscape painting was popular in the 17th century and is still one of the most favoured themes of painting today. It is an artist’s portrayal of beauty and scenery in the natural world, a moment captured in time and space, to share with the viewer. 

Acrylic paint has a highly pigmented thick consistency, which can be thinned out to create a wash or used thicker in its natural, textured form to create layers.  Both techniques are perfect for landscape painting.    

Colour theory, mixing paint, different brushes, tools and playing with textures will make up part of the workshop. For the other part students will be focusing on some of the most common subjects in landscape painting such as simple skies, trees, mountains and water.

This workshop will help learners gain a better understanding of the properties of acrylic paint, whilst learning some basic landscape painting techniques.   Interacting with other artists for a few hours in this environment, is interesting, inspirational and good fun!  Students will be able to take their paintings home, at the end of the workshop.

Materials are included in the cost of the course.

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Rebecca Taylor

I have studied different aspects of Art most of my life and see the world from a creative perspective. My early days studying Art and Design at college allowed me to focus on the thing in life I love most and inspired me to further my passion for art. Studying for my Bachelors and Masters degrees gave me the opportunity to turn this passion into a lifelong career. They gave me the knowledge and creative skills to fully understand, not only the practical side of this subject, but also the theoretical side. I have participated in shows, seminars and exhibitions, which have helped me learn that whilst working independently, creating alongside others is hugely inspirational.

To teach art is to help each student on their own artistic journey, whilst gaining confidence and inspiration from others around them. I believe that through the process of observing, drawing and painting a subject, the students discover new ways of seeing it and can translate that into an innovative piece of artwork. The natural environment is a wonderful place to study, stimulating our senses and thinking about a more conceptual way of viewing nature. This might be portrayed using a naturalistic representation or a more abstract approach.

Most of all I am an enthusiastic, compassionate, and fun teacher who loves people and all things ART! I love being creative and helping others to find their artistic direction, freedom and inspiration in a studio or outdoor environment. Each student’s personal journey is my focus, ensuring they soak up every creative minute and leave wanting more.

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