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Acrylics playing with inspiration, colour and composition for improvers


Start date: 3rd Mar 2022

Time: 12:00 - 14:30

Cost: £89

Day: Thursday

Duration: 6 weeks

Tutor: Rebecca Taylor

Course code: SP22015

This course is a great opportunity for artists to continue and further develop their acrylic painting skills and technique.  It will focus on composition, colour, perspective, tone and paint application.  Whether it be in a landscape painting, still life study, painting from life or a themed subject matter, composition is key to the success of the artwork.

Students will be encouraged to try out new styles, ideas and to challenge themselves.  Perhaps trying a more impressionist, surrealist or abstract style of painting using liquid paint techniques?  This course will give students the chance to focus on tonal contrasts so light and dark or creating a painting using different shades of the same colour.  Students may prefer to work on their own ideas within the class, using a personal subject? These classes are a great time to do this, whilst being influenced by the techniques taught and inspired by other artists in the group working alongside.

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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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