Painting Workshops


Would you love to explore acrylic paints in an unthreatening environment, and to learn new ways of painting but without committing to the full painting course? Then you’ve come to the right place!

These one-off sessions will be held on Friday afternoons, 2-4pm, here in Barnwood (the specific location will be sent in an email when you book your place). The sessions are very relaxed but will be guided, and all materials will be provided. Do feel free to bring your own materials if you prefer – but you are more than welcome to use mine.

No two paintings will be the same – each participant will do the sorts of pictures that they would like to produce, with help and guidance from me along the way. We will experiment and learn various styles, trying out different shapes and colours together and blending colours in ways that you find exhilarating, so that each participant will become an artist in their own right and begin to develop something of their own style, to convey something of what is most meaningful in their lives. We will follow our imaginations, dream, and learn to go wherever the paint and brush may lead; we will explore and express themes that are important; and most of all we will have a good time. Art is not just about making a mess and creating something pretty, but about making sense of the world; conveying purpose; causing viewers to feel things. Painting is an outlet, a therapy, a tool – not just a hobby.

£80 Life, acrylic on 30x40cm canvas.JPG

About the Tutor


Friday 27th July: Blending colours and shades for layers and perspective. 

Painting Workshop on 27th July, 2-4pm

We’ll be focusing this time on blending colours for layers and perspective, possibly with a little on ‘moods’ created by different colour combinations if we have time… Participants will be guided through the creation of a landscape/seascape/lakeside piece in their own choice of colours, shapes etc.

£15.00


Friday 31st August:  Textured effects with varied brush techniques & colour combinations. 

Painting workshop on 31st August, 2-4pm

We’ll be focusing this time on textured effects with varied brush techniques & colour combinations. Participants will be guided through the creation of a woodland or seaside piece in their own choice of colours, shapes etc.

£15.00


Friday 28th September:  Textured effects with mixed media.  

Painting workshop on 28th September, 2-4pm

We’ll be focusing this time on textured effects with mixed media. Participants will be guided through the creation of an abstract or a stormy piece in their own choice of colours, shapes etc.

£15.00


Friday 26th October: Reflections & water techniques.  

Painting workshop on 26th October, 2-4pm

We’ll be focusing this time on reflections and water techniques. Participants will be guided through the creation of a lakeside or seaside piece in their own choice of colours, shapes etc.

£15.00


Friday 30th November:  Shapes – different ways of conveying people or animal shapes, and trees.  

Painting workshop on 30th Novmber, 2-4pm

We’ll be focusing this time on people and animal shapes. Participants will be guided through the creation of a landscape piece with human/animal silhouettes, in their own choice of colours, shapes etc.

£15.00


Shortly after you book your place, I’ll email you with your welcome letter and the location of the workshop (in Barnwood, Gloucester). Looking forward to seeing you!

£80 Seagull View, oil on wooden board, framed


If you have a group of 3+ people who would like to do any of these sessions as a private group (even in your own house or venue if desired!), why not book a Painting Party

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2019

DATE TBC: Water Techniques. Stream or Beach piece (personal choice).

DATE TBC: Glass techniques. Wine/Champagne glass or Vase piece.

DATE TBC: Using Black Pen over a Painting. Village Scene piece.

DATE TBC: Clouds – various Textures & Methods. Sea & Sky piece.

DATE TBC: Attention to Detail – Foreground vs Background & different Brush Techniques.

DATE TBC: Skin – People (arms & legs shading). Piece involving People.

DATE TBC: Abstract & Bold Shapes, Lines, Shading with No Obligations. Abstract piece.

[Any of the above sessions are available on request for a date of your choice if you have a group of 3+ people who would like to participate!]


See the full School of Acrylic Painting Course…

£65 Washed Ashore, acrylic on 30x40cm canvas