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Acrylics for absolute beginners

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Start date: 13th Jan 2022

Time: 12:00 - 14:30

Cost: £89

Day: Thursday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Rebecca Taylor

Course code: SP22014

This course is a good introduction to acrylics, which is a highly pigmented, glossy paint with a thick consistency.  This paint can be thinned out or used in its natural textured form to create layers, which can resemble watercolour, gouache or oil painting.        

Colour theory, mixing paint, mark making and experimenting with textures will make up part of the course.  Students will also be encouraged to consider form, tonal contrasts, shape and perspective, which makes up the other part.  This course will help learners gain a better understanding of some of the acrylic paint characteristics, whilst exploring basic drawing and painting techniques.  Students will have fun learning these techniques in a studio environment alongside other beginners.  

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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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