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Artist: Steve Browning

Course Date: 6th – 7th May 2023
Medium: Acrylics
Participants: Maximum 10
Course level: Beginners in acrylics particularly welcome
Course Cost: €270

Steve studied at the Leicester School of Art and Design and worked in London and Dublin as an advertising art director before painting full time in 2002. Steve has exhibited in London, the Royal Hibernian Academy Dublin and the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts. In 2018 and 2019 Steve won prizes at the Dublin Plein Air Festival. In 2018 Steve won Bronze and in 2019 Silver at the Wexford Art in the Open festival as well as numerous other plein air awards.

Course Concept

This course is designed for artists who want to learn the art of acrylic painting. Artists who are new to acrylics can become frustrated trying to use the medium. Steve will help you overcome these issues by showing you how to handle acrylics, what equipment to use and how to improve your painting technique: beside colour mixing and palette management you will pick up useful tips on use of retarder, use of water and brush cleaning. You will practice painting people, objects and landscapes, and in the process practice composition and perspective. You will work on simple paintings from drawing to blocking to completing a piece. Most importantly, you should finish the course having had fun and being able to enjoy acrylic painting.

* The course takes place in the beautiful village of Dunmore East and in Artform modern light-filled seaside studio with 24hr access for each visiting artist, and runs from 11am to 5pm on the first day and from 10am to 4pm from the second day. Cost does not include accommodation, on request Artform offers artist accommodation options. Details on art materials and safety will be provided after signing up to the course. Artform operates Health and Safety studio policy in keeping with updated national guidelines (for further information please see here https://www.artform.ie/covid-19/).

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