Acrylic Painting Beginner course

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This course will develop your acrylic painting skills. You will work from observation as well as from your own research. You will gain experience in mixing colours and using brushes to your advantage. You will also explore tonal and colour values and will apply compositional rules. You’ll create work to theme sets.

Basic materials included on the course include paper, grey board, brushes, palettes, and acrylic paints. You may wish to bring an apron, various size canvases, your own brushes, and disposable palettes.

You will have group as well as individual guidance and instructions appropriate to a focus on each session. Teaching is informal and encouraging.

Your tutor is Julia Borodina. Julia is a Russian-born Fine Artist, who has a passion for colour, loose painting technique and enjoys using impressionistic approaches within her work.

Julia holds a BA in Fine Art from Omsk University, Russia and an MA in Painting from University of Wolverhampton. She has an extended experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in painting and drawing.

This 10 week course runs on a Tuesday evening from 6-8:30pm at Quarry Hill Campus in Leeds city centre.

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10 weeks

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Part time

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School of Creative Arts
Leeds City College
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