Painting Classes

More About Painting Classes In A Pub

I have been thinking about what I can do to make the Pub Painting Classes more interesting and varied. I have had so many ideas that I thought I would put them into a blog post rather than hit your email in-box with a long Mailchimp based email. To know more about my ideas that cover subjects, styles, colour, materials, context, downloads etc. then read on.

Painting Classes Guides

I am preparing a number of Painting Classes guides. These will be .PDF files that you can either save to your phone or tablet to read, or download and print off. These Painting Classes guides will cover areas ranging from Colour Theory through Brush Strokes to Painting Styles. There will also be simple instructions on the painting to be painted at that event. These guides can be downloaded from either the specific event page, or from a page that I will set up as a resources page. A typical guide will be similar to this Painting Classes Guide produced by an American organisation.


Painting Styles

Painting Classes

There are so many painting styles out there ranging from the Impressionism of Monet to the Abstract work of Banksy and the Surrealism of Dali. There are also different national styles such as those of China and Japan. I am going to run Paint Nights covering all these different styles and the 1st one will be in the style of Monet at The No 31 Tapas Bar and Kitchen in Woburn Sands.

A Banksy type painting similar to this will follow at some time.

Elements of A Painting

Paintings are made up of a number of different elements: paint, brushes, colour, aerial perspective, ground perspective, composition. There are different ways of applying paint: dabbing, horizontal strokes, vertical strokes, short strokes, long strokes, cotton buds, silver foil, cling film, string and so on. I am going to cover these different elements in different paintings and there will be Paint Night guides to cover them all.

Colour Theory

Painting ClassesAll the colours in existence are mixtures of the 3 primary colours; red, blue and yellow, and can be placed around the “Colour Wheel”. I will be covering the basics of the colour wheel, colour theory and the different types of colour schemes such as analogous and complementary colour schemes etc. and how different styles can give a different mood. An analogous colour scheme gives a harmonious effect for instance.


A complementary colour scheme gives a vibrant effect, especially if the background to the painting is in one colour, and the foreground is made up primarily of complementary colours.



Brushes can be loaded with paint in different ways to give different effects. Furthermore different brushes can be used to do different things in different ways.

Other Events

We also run private events, fundraisers and corporate events. In fact, we can run a Paint Night, or a Paint Day for anyone for any reason. Email Russell Collins with any questions that you have.

Take a look at the other Paint Nights, and Paint Days we have coming up.

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