Working from black and white images we will be creating our own colours from a range of mediums, realistic and unrealistic showing the importance of light and shade when drawing and painting, not colour matching. Enjoy this relaxing Mon -Fri course within the lovely surrounding of Flatford Mill.

Tutor: Linda Matthews

Linda Matthews has worked as a full time artist and tutor for 18 years. She is inspired by everything around her, she enjoys sharing the essentials of painting in the studio so you can experience fully the freedom of painting from life - en plein air - out of doors. She works professionally in most media. Her philosophy for painting is ‘Wherever you look there is something to paint. You can never be bored with a pencil, a sketchbook and a paintbox’.

What's Included

Before You Attend

What to Bring

The materials recommended are the minimum quality I would suggest from my own experience, I do not work for any of the companies mentioned. But over the years have found their products to do what they say on the tin:

  • Sketch book and 2B and 6B pencil
  • Winsor & Newton Galeria Acrylics 60ml tubes
    (Cobalt Blue Hue, Deep turquoise, Prussian Blue hue, cadmium Red, Permanent Rose, cadmium yellow pale, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Titanium White)
  • Pastel set of 12 colours including light and dark shades
  • Mixing palette paper, wood or glass or lidded stay wet
  • Acrylic Paper (Canson)
  • Long Handled brushes are generally used with oils and Acrylics as it allows you to make a lighter mark.
  • Long Flat size 12 and 8. Round 2. Rigger size 0 (I recommend Rosemary & Co Brushes - their Ivory range is a good synthetic brush, easy to clean and maintains it shape. These are handmade in Yorkshire and if looked after will last a life time. If you wish to buy another make have a look at the size chart on the rosemary and co website as sizes are not the same between makes).
  • Old newspaper and towels for cleaning.
  • Apron or coverall to protect clothing

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