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Complete Beginners Acrylic Painting (balance)

Complete Beginners Acrylic Painting (balance)

In Person Class

This comprehensive beginners’ workshop is tailored for individuals eager to delve into the world of acrylic painting. Whether you are a complete novice or just beginning to venture into this medium, this workshop is designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills to embark on your artistic journey, establishing a strong foundation. Throughout the workshop, you will have the guidance of a professional tutor, ensuring that you receive expert instruction and support as you explore the art of painting with acrylics.

In this workshop we will cover:

  • What is acrylic paint and how to get the best from them
  • Setting up your palette
  • Using different brushes and brush control
  • Cleaning acrylic brushes
  • Basic colour theory and colour mixing
  • Different painting techniques
  • Complete a small painting

By the End of the Workshop

By the end of this two day workshop you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate exactly how to use acrylics
  • Mix clean and bright colours
  • Mix essential greys
  • Complete a painting from start to finish
  • Demostrate 8+ painting techniques
  • Select the right brush different techniques

A Note from The Tutor

‘Many individuals who are new to acrylic painting often find themselves uncertain about where to begin or how the artistic process unfolds. As an instructor, I take great pleasure in guiding and introducing newcomers to the world of acrylic painting, witnessing their growth and progress throughout the workshop. Please rest assured that there is no need to worry about giving it a try or doubting your artistic abilities. This workshop is specifically designed to cater to individuals who have the slightest interest in learning to paint, regardless of their prior experience or perceived artistic talent. So, if you possess even the slightest curiosity about painting, I warmly welcome you to join us in this enriching journey.’ Michelle Gibbs

Workshop Details

  • Tutor: Michelle Gibbs
  • Dates: Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th October 2023
  • Times: 10am – 3pm
  • Location: Artists studio cabin in Horndean
  • Materials are included in the price including paint, brushes, paper
  • Note: Paper will be provided but it is recommended to bring a small canvas no larger than 16 x 12 inches. The tutor will also provide images to choose from, however if you have any of your own please bring the printed version with you.
  • Teas and coffees are provided
  • Class Size: Maximum of 6 people

Ability Level

This workshop is designed for absolute beginners or those who have been using acrylic and are frustrated with the results they are achievi

What to Bring

  • Old clothes / apron
  • Lunch
  • Bottle water / drink (tea & coffee provided
  • Canvas (optional) 20 x 16 inches max (I do have some if you wish so please bring cash, £7 each)
  • Any images you would like to work from, printed out


  • 2 day workshop: £165.00
  • Please note deposits are non-refundable

Availability: 1 in stock

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About the Tutor

I’ve been painting since 2003 and teaching art classes both on and offline since 2010, It has been incredibly fulfilling to witness the growth and transformation of countless students on their quest to become better painters.

I completely understand the frustrations that often accompany the process of learning to paint, as I’ve personally experienced it too. There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there, and not all of it is reliable or helpful. That’s why my mission is to make this artistic journey as seamless and enjoyable as possible for my students.

Nothing brings me more joy than being able to provide guidance and support to those embarking on their painting journey. I’m here to help you navigate through the challenges and discover your unique creative voice.

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