Do you want to explore your creative talent? Would you like to try a contemporary, new and exciting way of painting? If Yes - then you are in the right place!!! Joanna is one of the UK’s leading professional mural painters, and her mural art painting course is the only specialist mural painting course in the UK. This 2-day course is designed to give you an exciting, fun, and inspiring painting experience, whatever your artistic skill level might be. This unique painting course is for anyone wanting to experience painting and creating a mural. The course embraces all types of artistic skill level, from the beginner right through to experienced artist. This course is suitable for all artistic abilities and can be adapted to suit the individual. Joanna runs the course from her home, a Grade II listed Coach House, set in the scenic Cheshire countryside. You will get to design, develop and paint your own mural design from initial sketch right through to final painting. You will also learn: How to design artwork for a mural. Composition of a mural. Image scaling, sketching out and transfer methods. Large scale painting, fading & blending techniques. Large scale texture & toning effects, including using natural sponges. Building Up Shading & Detail. Various mark making techniques, including effects with Chinese brushes. Free flowing painting technique. Wild Edging & Outlines. DAY ONE 9.45am Arrive at The Coach House, Cheshire. I have parking if you are driving. Time to get settled, and meet your fellow participants. The morning introduction is accompanied by a selection of drinks including lattes, hot chocolate and herbal teas, or fresh juices served with an abundance of artisan biscuits. 10.00am - I give a welcome chat and explain the programme for the two days. You are encouraged to share a little bit about yourself (if you want to) and what you particularly want from the painting experience. There is always a lot of laughter and giggles throughout the course. Everyone has their own painting easel, and chair if needed. Professional paints, brushes and mural painting boards are all provided. Throughout the first day I will spend time demonstrating a range of mural painting techniques, and you will have fun trying out each technique on a practice board, to see which you enjoy and might want to incorporate into your own mural painting. You will experience creating different effects and experiment with creating textures and mark making. My aim is to inspire, encourage and support your individual style as you get to learn and experience a range of painting techniques used specifically for painting mural art. After trying out a range of exercises with the paint, you will then begin work on your creating your own mural painting. I guide you through creating the design for your mural, from inspiration, purpose of the piece to scaling and composition of your artwork. Rough sketch work is created to help plan your mural design. 12.30am - We take time out to relax and enjoy each other’s company whilst experiencing a hearty, tasty seasonal dish, accompanied by a cheeky glass of bubbles. (If you have any specific dietary requirements, these can be catered for.) 1.30pm - Further painting techniques and methods are shared and practiced, and design considerations are discussed before you then begin sketching out your own mural. 3.30pm - Afternoon tea and cake is served, whilst we chat through the day, and discuss the mural designs and how they are taking shape and aims and ideas for mural painting the following day. 4.30pm - Day Ends DAY TWO 10.00am - I share methods to help you achieve a smooth and successful mural piece, and we discuss any queries you might have before beginning painting. Guidance, advice and tuition will be given throughout the day whilst you get to paint and create your own unique mural. 12.30am - Lunch as Day 1. 1.30pm - I will review where you are up to, and individually guide you, as you further progress your mural painting. 3.30pm - Afternoon Tea and Cake is served, as we sit back and admire the artwork created. 4.00pm - Finish You will learn painting tips and tricks from one of the UK’s top mural artists, as she shares her knowledge and breadth of painting experience with you. Whether you’re new to art, or a seasoned artist wanting to transition to painting murals, this course has everything you need to succeed.
What's included in the price
2 full days of continued tuition from professional mural artist. All food and drinks including lunch, throughout the 2 day course. Provision of all painting equipment, materials and mural painting board that you take home with you. "Mural Painting Course" booklet with full course notes. Once you have purchased the 2 Day Mural Painting Course, Joanna will email you directly to let you know the next dates available for the course, and book you in on a date that suits you.