Beginning to Paint in Oil, Acrylic and Watercolour
|Anne Daniels||Friday morning||10.00 to 12.30|
This class offers an introduction to painting for those with no experience. Come and have a go!
If you have painted before, then come and try out each of the media and experiment with
different painting techniques. In the first term, each of the three media are tried out to give
familiarity with their characteristics. In later terms students choose their own preferred paint medium, so it is not necessary to buy all types of paint at the beginning.
It would be useful to bring either watercolour or acrylic paints of student quality. Watercolour can be in the form of tubes or pans. A small box is quite sufficient and should include either a Chinese watercolour white or a gouache white. If acrylic, then red, yellow, blue and white would be a minimum requirement. When we try out oil painting, some colour shades will be available for you to experiment with. If you enjoy this medium it is possible to buy a water-soluble version of oil paint, which is much less toxic to use.
Further paint purchases can be made once you are aware of your requirements.
Other equipment needed:
– Brushes: For watercolour, a large flat brush for washes and 2 brushes say sizes 4 and 8; for acrylic or oil the cheapest hogs hair brushes. After experimenting, you will discover which are your preferred brush sizes.
– Paper: A pad of good quality watercolour paper A3
size (minimum weight 140lb) and a pad of acrylic
paper which is also suitable for oils.
– Pencils (HB, 2B, 4B and 6B), rubber and ruler.
– Palette (watercolour), plastic plate (acrylic and oil)
for mixing paint.
– Kitchen towel or paint-wiping clothes.
– Plus a folder and box to store your materials.