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with Angela Birchall
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Come and learn paint in acrylics or watercolours
If you are in the West Lancashire or Merseyside area, you can apply to join my weekly acrylics or watercolour painting classes.
In the “Landscape Painting in Acrylics” class we are currently creating a painting of a wander through a forest with sunlight streaming through the trees, while I have been asked to do a snowscape next despite it being in the middle of summer! Why don't you join us? The format of the classes are you following me step-by-step in the creation of landscape paintings from preparatory drawing to finished art work.
You will learn to mix all your colours from just the 3 primary colours plus black and white, so you will gain a fantastic understanding of creating colours and shades as well as how to apply them and how we use cool v warm colours and complementary colours to create different moods and effects.
they are not social "daub and chat" gatherings, they are explicitly taught lessons which makes them ideal for beginners, intermediate or those returning to painting after a break. All materials are provided and you obviously have your finished paintings to take home with you.
Classes are at Scarisbrick Village Hall on Wednesdays from 1-3pm and will continue on a rolling 4-week block system. The next block will be July 20th to August 10th.
Similarly, the format of the watercolour painting classes are you following me step-by-step in the creation of a watercolour painting from preparatory drawing to finished art work. The classes are fun and social (my only rule is that there are no mistakes, only experiments) but they are not social “daub and chat” gatherings, they are explicitly taught lessons which makes them ideal for beginners, intermediates or those returning to painting after a break. All materials are provided and you obviously have your finished watercolour paintings to take home with you.
The watercolour painting classes are on Fridays from 10am to 12 noon in the Guide HQ, Green Lane, Ormskirk and are on that same rolling 4-week block system. The next block will be July 22nd to August 12th.
Private art coaching either face-to-face or online
If you want some private art coaching rather than working in a group so that you can focus on specific areas of development and interest, then we can arrange either regular or one-off sessions at mutually convenient times. These can either be face-to-face (if you live locally) or via one of the online chat forums.
To chat about your requirements for the lessons, just get in touch via the message block at the bottom of the page.
I am still buzzing over yesterday’s lesson! And my portrait! I still can’t believe what I produced, I feel like yesterday’s lesson was the most exciting lesson I’ve ever taken. And the way you explain the concept of the right/left brain seems perfectly logical to me, and very exciting just thinking of the possibilities ahead! I’m so glad I signed up, thank you so much, I feel like you have given me a special gift.
I can honestly say, as one of Angela’s students, these classes are amazing! Such a relaxed atmosphere, lots of encouragement & constructive criticism.
On behalf of Flo, thank you so much for reigniting her love of art and for giving her the confidence to create her own pictures x Flo has learnt so much from you Angela
We are both enjoying the class so much; can’t believe the last picture we painted was so good. Many thanks.
For anyone who fancies having a go at painting and drawing I would highly recommend this lovely lady - Angela Birchall. I was lucky enough to have a painting tutorial in France with Angela a couple of years ago and it was the most glorious experience. I’ve signed up to the free starter tutorial Angela is offering. I trust Angela implicitly and she is such a genuine, warm and caring person who really wants to empower people to enjoy painting and drawing.
I would like to say that you have been the most wonderful teacher, kind, patient and full of helpful knowledge.
Thank you for the art classes, it really has rekindled a passion!
Both types of painting classes run continuously but are in cycles of blocks of 4 lessons so that we have set points at which someone can join the group. The cost is £40 for a block of 4 lessons in either acrylics or watercolours, payable in advance. For more details, or to book a place, just drop me an email on the message block at the bottom of the page.
From both discussion and putting it into practice, you will also learn how we use composition and placing of the different elements to lead the eye of the viewer around the whole scene.
The classes are fun and social (my only rule is that there are no mistakes, only experiments) but
Get inspired to work in situ, en plein air
Lessons will give you the skills and confidence to enable you to go out sketching on location . . . but it's twice as much fun if you go with friends