Acrylics – Fast and effective landscape painting

This course is designed to help you speed up the production of your landscape painting, by showing you how to plan and layer your pictures like a professional artist.


Length of the course – 5 weeks

Starts 16th of Jan 2019

Costs £68 – includes tea and coffee – provided by Newcastle Arts Centre cafe.

Level – suited to those who have a little experience of acrylic painting.

Time – Wednesday from 1:30 till 3:30pm

Dates to attend:

16th, 23rd, 30th of January

6th, 13th of February

Why does Jason think this course would be of value to you as an acrylic painter ?

Skilful landscape painters can look at a scene and strip it down to the key elements: composition, predominant colours, shapes and essential textures and details.

New painters will tend to see a scene like a jigsaw puzzle with many parts that they need to work on and link together. This often makes for slightly discordant paintings. To begin to think like a professional landsape painter requires students to concentrate on the production methods of making pictures rather than get bogged down in wanting to copy a photograph. The time honoured way to do this is to follow a more experienced artist painting a landscape stage by stage to gain a better understanding of why they build up layers in an image in the way they do. In other words they need to begin to understand picture ‘making’ rather than picture ‘copying’. This is an important developmental step in a painters artistic development.

What will you do on the course ?

It is planned that over the five weeks you will explore the following:

  • Editing a photograph to cut out all unneccessary elements
  • Making a composition that works,rather than slavishly copying the image
  • Deciding on the colour scheme of a painting and sticking to it
  • Breaking an image down into four or five layers
  • Concentrating on shapes rather than texture and detail
  • Using larger brushes to gain a more unified image in the early stages of production
  • Picking on key aspects of a picture to highlight Deciding when to stop  

The location:
Newcastle Arts Centre offers you some of the best art studio facilities in the North East region. It also has on site an art shop, a craft shop, an art gallery, a framer and  Café to relax in and grab a coffee and bite to eat after class. The studios are situated on the 2nd floor with lift access provided for those who have mobility issues.  The building housing the studios is accessed though the courtyard entrance. The entrance is situated below the yellow building to the right of Newcastle Arts Centre’s frontage seen  in the photographs.

See panel on right for photos, Maps and directions  

What will you need to bring to the first session ?
Your acrylic painting kit including: drawing paper, watercolour or acrylic painting paper,  palette, water pots, paints, brushes, masking tape, kitchen roll and a pencil and pen.Jason will advise you each week about the materials you will need for the following session. Anyone unable to attend a lesson should contact him by email and he will advise them on the the materials of reference material needed for the following class.

Email contact info@jasonskill.com

How can you book a place on the course ?
By clicking on the BUY NOW  button below and following the payment procedures you will book your place on the course.

Why not buy this workshop as a gift for friends and family this Christmas?

Course costs £68

If you are unable to purchase the course online then please send a cheque for £68, made payable to: Painting with Skill LTD to…

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Painting With Skill Limited, Company No. 5763767, a company registered in England and Wales. Registered address: Sikehead, Woodside Lane, Ryton, Tyne and Wear, NE40 3ND