Online – Painting for Pleasure

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  • 13/06/2022
    10:00 - 11:30

PAINTING FOR PLEASURE – online daytime course

a free 6-week online course for adults who are struggling with stress, anxiety and depression and who are looking to develop painting as a hobby.  To enrol you must be 18+ and living in Warwickshire.

Level of difficulty: Beginners and Intermediate

Course Dates:
Monday 13th June, 10am-11.30am
Monday 20th June, 10am-11.30am
Monday 27th June, 10am-11.30am
Monday 4th July, 10am-11.30am
Monday 11th July, 10am-11.30am
Monday 18th July, 10am-11.30am

How to book a place:
Register your place by clicking on the orange ‘Register Now’ button you can see on top right.  You will then receive an email and we will be in touch to confirm your booking.
When you’re registering your place, your email will automatically be added to our newsletter, if you do not wish to be notified about our courses in the future you can unsubscribe here.  Please note that you can only attend one course at any one time.  Once you have completed your course, you may be able to book on a further course.

What you will learn:

  • each week you will improve your painting skills and confidence using a small set of colours to mix a wide range of hues
  • applying paint to achieve effects most suited to your painting
  • create compelling designs and compositions
  • and most of all – enjoy being creative with other like-minded people in a safe environment

For this course you will need the following materials:

  • white paper, ideally a sketchbook A4
  • acrylic paint: white, yellow, alizarin crimson, coeruleum blue, ultramarine blue.  You can get very cheaply a set of basic paints from many suppliers like the Works, the Range, etc.
  • brushes
  • palette, i.e. a non-absorbing surface like a tupper ware lid or a plastic plate
  • water pot
  • tissue
  • pencil, rubber, sharpener
  • PVA
  • good Internet connection/Wifi
  • Zoom app on mobile or laptop/PC with video and microphone

Arty-Folks runs Art for Wellbeing Warwickshire, a programme of workshops and courses for adults with low to moderate mental health needs commissioned by Warwickshire County Council.