New Classes – Starting September 2021
Acrylic Painting Online Zoom Classes – All subject matter
Póilín will be hosting a set of eight week classes on Tuesday mornings from (10.30 to 12.30 pm) starting on the 28th of September to the 16th of November.
All levels are welcome! Beginners to advanced.
There are limited places available for social interaction; this number is eight, as any more it would be difficult to engage with participants.
About Acrylic Paints
Acrylics are a wonderful paint to try out. Their makeup is composed of a vehicle called polymer, a plastic component which binds the pigment together. They’re versatile, quick drying and are water-based. Once dried, they cannot be reactivated, i.e., watercolour/gouache. But layering the paint is a fantastic way to build up your painting. They don’t fade over time, are robust and dry to a hard finish. Lots of mediums can be used with them to manipulate their viscosity, transparency, opacity, texture and surface quality. These paints are great when first trying out painting for the first time.
The Eight Week Course – Step by step painting
Areas covered below will be from the very start of a painting to the finish, it’s a continual process whereas Póilín will paint with you and show you the mixing of colours on the palette to application of paint to the canvas.
Every step is explained thoroughly through close-up camera work along with lighting ensuring high clarity for the participant.
Each painting roughly takes about three to four lessons to complete depending on subject matter. Also included are painting exercises in tips and techniques.
- Composition- how to construct a balanced painting
- Colour mixing- how to mix colour- complimentary colours, tonal values
- Application of oil paint- methods and techniques with particular brushes, palette knives and other objects
- What do I do with a certain brush/ palette knife/ what sized canvas
- Subjects covered will be Still life, landscape, seascape and figurative.
- Genres will include representational and abstract painting.
I have prepared a handy one pager of all the materials you’ll require to get the most from the courses.
Once you click on the link, it will automatically download to your device in pdf format.
Download the acrylic materials list HERE
You can get the materials on-line or support Irish suppliers. I have a list of suppliers HERE
So without further ado, discover your new skills and techniques through learning about the above areas. Explore how to manipulate and blend Acrylic colours with mediums on canvas/ board, also learn how light and shade influence your colour palette through colour mixing. This course is a great way to explore your creative appetite no matter what level you are!
Plus you can do them from wherever in the world you are- It’s online! Plus you have the recording of the class if you miss any.
For more information or to secure your place – Contact Póilín on the form below
This course costs €120 working out at @€15 each