10.00am – 4.00pm
£78 Lunch included
Material Charges: £5
Breaking the 'Rules of Painting' with Roy Simmons ... Beginners and intermediates.
This one day course is for anyone who wants to discover their own natural way of painting. We will be using acrylics.
I tend to paint in a very intuitive way, and believe that with guidance you can learn to 'let go' of the limiting beliefs that prevent your own way of painting coming through. If you are completely new to painting – Great! You have the advantage of the 'beginners mind' without trying! If you do paint already, be prepared to adopt that beginners mind to liberate your own style. Forget any 'rules' you may have picked up even without realising. Some rules to break.
'Start by painting the background' ~ 'Carefully draw your subject' ~ 'Only use the best materials' ~ 'Work from a sketch' ~ 'Paint slowly' ~ 'Don't try to paint until you can draw accurately'
We will start with a 'loosening up' painting, this will introduce my way of working. On this course each student will produce at least two paintings (but that is not a rule)!
All materials and instruction provided, you will take home a mounted painting at the end of the day
Saturday 31st August 2024
Please bring: £5 for all materials provided, you will take home a mounted painting at the end of the day.
About the Artist Always passionate about art, Roy Simmons moved to Cumbria a few years ago and soon became inspired by the wealth of land and seascapes around him. He enjoys painting in most mediums and often combines them with mixed media. As you can see from his course description, he also enjoys passing on his skills to others.