Acrylics: on canvas

Kennaway Centre, Exmouth

Who is this course for?

This course is for both absolute beginners who would like to explore the simplest techniques of acrylic painting and for those who wish to build on basic core skills. The sessions will be relaxed, friendly and supportive.

Creating something new, using your hands, learning a new skill and making friends can help us to feel less isolated, can increase our self esteem and encourage us to use our time more productively, giving us a greater sense of wellbeing.

“No one can give wellbeing to you. It’s you who has to take action,”

Professor Stewart Brown

Course content

You will be producing a simple, contemporary still life painting on canvas. We will be using a bold colour pallet inspired by artists such as Cezanne, Matisse and Winifred Nicholson. Some basic colour theory will be covered including simultaneous and complementary colours.

Support and feedback

Learners will get individual support and feedback from the tutor. Group conversations about project ideas will be encouraged.

Additional costs and requirements

All basic materials are provided at the session. This will include brushes, acrylic paints and a small canvas. If you wish to extend your range of supplies you can bring your own additional materials. You have the option to bring in an object you may wish to paint, although a collection of still life objects will be set up.

Start date30 June 2018
End date30 June 2018
Start time10:00
End time16:00
Concessions not available