Event Information

This one-day course will provide an introduction to landscape painting outdoors, making use of Cannon Hill Park which surrounds MAC.

What will you learn on this course?

A technique first introduced by John Constable in the early 19th century, and then used regularly by the impressionists, plein air painting is an approach that is still very much relevant and adopted by artists working today. 

In this one-day workshop, we will make use of Cannon Hill Park in which MAC is situated to find elements of the landscape to focus on during the session.

With the use of viewfinders and a limited set of painting equipment, the course will cover a brief introduction to traditional methods as well as comparisons to contemporary painters such as Mark Rothko or Kurt Jackson.  This will include ideas for designing a landscape composition, tips for layout, plus explorations in conveying how the surrounding environment can help to create a mood of a painting.  You’ll have time to experiment with a few techniques particularly in watercolour or acrylic, and the opportunity to build towards a completed painting by the end of the session.

There will be opportunity to discuss ideas and intentions with the group and you will receive support in developing your own independent artistic style.

The tutor will develop a guided programme of study with the group, providing demonstrations and one-to-one support as required.

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to all levels and no previous experience is required. The course may be accessible for people with disabilities. Students may bring their own Carer or support worker. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. MAC is wheelchair accessible. Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

All materials are provided. Come prepared whatever the weather -  this will be a seasonal approach to painting and we will respond to the environment accordingly.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs for this course.

Who teaches this course?

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

MAC's Autumn 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 Term Courses will go on sale at 9am, Sat 31 July 2021.

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