14th April 2020
14.00 - 15.30
Life, as we know, is a bit difficult at the moment with the lockdown and that means that the normal Paint Nights have gone by the board. But, all is not lost. Get your children together with their paints, brushes and what ever they want to paint on. Put them in some old clothes, put them in front of their iPhone, iPad or computer and they can follow me as I explain some simple arty techniques that can enhance your paintings. them some simple techniques involving brushes and paint that can make your art stand out. So make a cup of tea, log into Facebook on Tuesday 14th April at 2.00 pm and watch. It is amazing what you can do with some paint, brushes, cardboard boxes and cotton buds.
There are a number of sheets here that you can download and print off.
Download a sheet on how to Paint Like Monet Instructions.
Download information of how to Paint Like Monet Examples
Download our Paint Night Guide 01.
Download information on Paint Mixing.
This event is free of charge for children of any age between 9 months and 90 years.
It doesn’t matter in the least if you haven’t picked up a paint brush for years, because you will walk away with your own unique piece of artwork. I will take you, step-by-step, through the process of turning your blank surface into your own special masterpiece. With a glass in one hand, and a paintbrush (or a cotton bud) in the other, your skills will transfer painlessly to the canvas on your easel. So power up your inner Picasso and come and join us.
Ideally acrylic paints. Poster paints can be stiffened up stirring in a little PVA glue. Water colours can be used as well and a little PVA might work as well, but I haven’t tried that. If you have food colouring you can mix it with a little flour and water to make a decent paint substitute.
You can use crayons if you like and colour in.
You pour your paint out of the bottle and put it onto a flat pallet. Many artists use a paper plate for a pallet as they are cheap and disposable. You could also use a real plate covered with clingfilm. In fact, you could use any form of flat surface as a pallet, you could use a piece of wood or a sheet of plastic or even cardboard. It is wise to cover any flat surface with clingfilm though as it helps with clearing up.
You will need paint brushes, ideally of various sizes, to put paint on whatever you use as a canvas. Ideally you will have a big brush of about 15mm wide, a medium size one and a small one. It would be useful as well if you could have a house paint brush about 30mm wide. We don’t just use brushes though, at times we use cotton buds, sponges, crumpled paper and cooking foil.
Something To Paint On
The best thing to paint on is either a proper canvas, or a canvas board. A canvas board is a sheet of hardboard with a canvas sheet glued to it. You don’t actually need a canvas to paint on as acrylic paint will stick to most surfaces. so you could use cardboard, plastic, the side of a cereal packet, you could even paint on a window if you want to. Some off cuts of hardboard, plywood or MDF would do nicely, but you would need to put 2 or 3 coats of thinned down PVA glue on them first of all, sanding a little between each coat.
Where to Buy
Probably the best place to buy is from “The Range”, they sell a good range of brand name student quality to professional quality materials at the best prices. You can buy in the shop or online.
You can also buy artist products from “The Works”, though they sell the lower grade of products. Many supermarkets also sell paints and brushes suitable for this type of event.
All colours can be made from the three primary colours of of Red, Yellow and Blue, so these three colours would be ideal. You will also need White and Black. Any other colours will be fine.
As mentioned above.
Of various sizes.
Cotton buds – are needed. The round end of a few pencils might work though but cotton buds will be the best.
Something To Paint On
You can use almost anything
Pencils/chalk/sharpies – To do a little bit of drawing
Water cup – to clean brushes
Kitchen Towels – to clean paint of brushes and dry wet brushes.
Tracing paper or, even better, some charcoal.
It would be worthwhile preparing the back ground colour for your painting early.
Facebook Live will allow me to project a live video of me painting onto your device through the Facebook system. You need to go onto Facebook and like and follow my Facebook “Page Paint Night Party” I will go live about 5 minutes before the events and you will get an announcement on Facebook that tells you I am having a watch party. Click on that announcement and you will be linked through to my camera. You will see me and hear me, and you will be able to send me messages. Have all your equipment ready and we will start at 2.00.
If you have any questions then please contact Russell Collins
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We look forward to meeting you.
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