Back by popular demand: Mario’s third run of Beginners’ classes. We witnessed the amazing weekly progress of participants in the first rounds and the exhibitions were a testimonial to Mario’s tutoring skills and of his students’ hidden talents.
Discover how to start painting using acrylics.
Enjoy 6 3-hour sessions of fun practical exercises and discussions that will help you start painting with confidence. Learn how to work with a palette and brushes, explore colour theory, colour mixing and composition, experiment with a variety of painting techniques and more.
No session on Bank Holiday Mondays (1 & 29 May)
Course level: beginners
About the tutor:
Mario Lautier Vella is a cross-disciplinary artist working with drawing, collage, painting, photography, video, sound, sculpture, installation, book arts and performance and has exhibited across the UK and abroad.
His current work explores ideas around suggestion, speculation and second guessing – of presence and absence, invasion and evasion, concealment, protection, surveillance, identity, intimacy and the space between our public and private lives. Snatched glimpses, fleeting images, a sensation of constant flux and an array of hybrid, multiple, morphing forms all leave their mark, creating a sense of play and evocation and allowing for further narratives and interpretations to emerge.
Graduating with a Master’s degree in Art and Media Practice from the University of Westminster in 2012, Mario has been teaching since 2011 and enjoys delivering a variety of courses and workshops at City Lit and Watford Museum for both adults and children.