How to create mood and atmosphere with paint

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With Gateshead learningSkills



Saturday 6 October

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10.30am – 4pm




Pre-booking essential 

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By phone: 0191 4338646 / 6450 (at the times listed below)

In person by cash or card at Bensham Grove Community Centre from 2 July. Bensham Grove is open Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm; Friday 10am-4pm.


Have you ever looked at a beautiful landscape, vibrant street scene, or natural wonder and thought you’d love to capture it artistically? In this one day course, a qualified artist and tutor will show you how to convey that fleeting inspirational moment in paint. Through a mixture of theoretical principles and practical techniques, you’ll develop your skills and style, and enjoy a sociable day of painting.

Over the course of the day, you’ll try your hand at practical drawing and painting techniques, designed to help you find inspiration. We’ll delve into theory and concepts such as proportion, composition, light, form and space, helping you to understand what works well in painting and how you can achieve it. There’ll be an opportunity to try observational painting and working from photos, and we’ll explore colour theory and colour mixing, helping you to achieve the results you want. By the end of the day you’ll feel confident and inspired to create mood and atmosphere in your paintings.

All materials are provided and the course is suitable for painters of all levels.

Please bring a packed lunch.

This class is run by Gateshead learningSkills

For ages 14+