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Julia Borodina

Julia Borodina

Creative Acrylic Painting Six Week Course with artist Julia Borodina

For beginners or for those who haven't painted with acrylics before:

Session 1: During this session you will learn how to use your materials, explore colour mixing, the effects of colour primers and layering and go on to produce your own work.

Session 2 and 3: You will investigate how to build a balanced composition, mix, apply and create texture, using acrylic paints and card. You will work from observation using your own images/drawings or imagery provided as a starting point. Utilising traditional methods with contemporary approaches, you will have the opportunity to create creative landscape paintings.

 Session 4: During the day you will concentrate on portraying a specific type of atmosphere in your chosen landscape. You will develop knowledge and experience of perspective, tonal values and composition to create the character of a city or town.

Session 5:  During this session we shall look at Kyffin Williams and explore exercises incorporating creative accidents, involving colour, texture, and composition whilst manipulating paint using large brushes and palette knives to create works of balance, shape, form, and light. 

Session 6: During this session you shall investigate how to create an exciting composition, with expressive energy incorporating collage and acrylic paints. Exploring the works of David Tress, you will develop representational landscapes, particularly, how a personal, expressive 'gut response' painting, can be underpinned by keen observation, drawing and painting skills. Using your own images, drawings or provided imagery you will have the opportunity to produce exciting and inspirational work. The session will value an expressive, emotional and spiritual response to landscape.

'A Snow Shower' - David Tress

'A Snow Shower' - David Tress

For those with more experience:

During the six week course you will: have the opportunity to further develop your work, explore the technique of applying layers, the effects of colour primers, followed by general shapes and blocks of colour, moving into details and nuances. You can take inspiration from artists’ work, produce representational and semiabstract paintings, explore texture, brush marks and paint.

All materials will be provided,  we shall be painting on grey-board, however, if you wish to paint on canvas you may indeed bring your own.

Six week course - commencing Monday 11th September - Monday 16th October 2017

Time: 10am - 3pm - Cost : £195

Suitable for all levels - all materials and refreshments provided - just bring a packed lunch

Tutor: Julia Borodina 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 the University of Wolverhampton. Julia has 10 years experience of designing and leading creative workshops specialising in watercolour, acrylic and oil painting. Julia's work has been exhibited at The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours annual exhibition and at The Royal Society of Birmingham artists.

Please contact Pennie to book a place - email: office: 01904 651085 - mobile: 07851 299140