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Painting with acrylics

Weekend-long practical course

Short course

  • 30 October 2021, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 31 October 2021, 10.30am — 5.30pm

Booking opens to Friends of the RA on Wednesday 30 June at 11am. Booking opens to the public on Thursday 1 July at 11am.

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This exciting weekend course will explore inventive approaches to painting, focusing on our relationship with nature, our perception of space and how to synthesise these experiences into personal works of art.

To coincide with the opening of Late Constable, this exciting two-day course will take inspiration from Constable’s lesser-known landscapes to develop a series of works which harness colour, light and atmosphere in expressive ways. Working under the guidance of painter and expert tutor, Emyr Williams, participants will be introduced to the versatility of acrylic paints, exploring issues of colour theory as well as helping participants to develop their own personal style.

As well as providing the opportunity to draw and paint, participants will be introduced to key historical developments in the fields of painting and drawing, particularly considering Constable’s influence in England and beyond.

Course tutor Emyr Williams is an award-winning abstract painter who has exhibited in the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. A long-standing tutor on the RA’s Courses and Classes programme, he has taught internationally. His work explores the relationship between drawing and painting.

The number of participants is strictly limited to enable detailed feedback from the course tutor, as well as to ensure participants’ safety.

Covid-19 update: We are looking forward to welcoming you back in a way that ensures everyone’s safety. Numbers will be limited to allow for social distancing, and we will be following the latest government guidelines. In the event of another national lockdown or enforced closure, we reserve the right to move this event online or to a future date. If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to discuss any accessibility needs, please contact academic.programmes@royalacademy.org.uk.

Minimum age 18.

● Fully booked

● Cancelled

  • 30 October 2021, 10.30am — 5.30pm
  • 31 October 2021, 10.30am — 5.30pm

The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts

£480. Includes all materials.

Booking opens to Friends of the RA on Wednesday 30 June at 11am. Booking opens to the public on Thursday 1 July at 11am.

Book now