Acrylics: Intermediate & Beyond - OPEN Ealing

Acrylics: Intermediate & Beyond


Wednesday 25th April 2018 -
Wednesday 18th July 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Orchard Cafe,
Singapore Road, W13 0EP

Want to progress your painting skills?


Experiment with different media & techniques?


Develop your interests & ideas in a creatively stimulating class?




Sam Rough leads this NEW and exciting course to develop your artistic skills and take you on a rewarding creative journey.



We will…

  • work predominantly in acrylic paint; exploiting its properties and versatility by creating collage, painting on wood, metal, plastic, cardboard and printing with it
  • explore a variety of brush techniques, go beyond the brush using other tools to manipulate paint & make interesting marks
  • explore our urban environment through sketching, photography & creative paint techniques
  • respond to an unusual still life and paint loose and bold to capture the essence of a landscape


You will:

  • broaden & deepen your repertoire of technical skills
  • learn to manipulate media in inventive ways to add another dimension to your work
  • find an atmosphere of experimentation & having a go
  • be supported in developing & expressing your ideas
  • Be encouraged to evaluate your work
  • add to your knowledge of the work of artists and art movements; with a focus on contemporary & modern art
  • find an friendly, relaxed environment


The course will be split into mini projects. Each project is purposeful, practical, clearly defined and starts with an engaging stimuli. The stimuli may be in the form of a brief, the work of a particular artist or simply the introduction of a new technique or medium.


Materials: Basic materials will be provided & advice given on materials best to invest in. However, do bring an A4 size sketchbook to take notes during classes, collect visually inspiring images, stick in samples of techniques you have practiced in class, note useful websites, books or apps, any relevant research you have undertaken & found of interest.


Level: Intermediate. Basic painting & drawing skills are required.


Please note there is no class on the following dates: 16 & 30 May, 20 June and 18 July




About The Tutor

Sam Rough is a practicing artist who completed a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Painting) in 1994, where her work focused on issues around cultural identity & diaspora. She is also an experienced educator and qualified teacher with over 12+ years experience working in various educational settings; training & developing staff in a business arena, teaching in schools & more recently running classes at OPEN Ealing.


Her aim is to stimulate & develop students creativity, develop skills & techniques in a friendly, supportive environment. Her courses cover theory & practice and are the perfect combination for students to progress confidently.


She exhibits regularly; exhibitions include Affordable Art, W3 Gallery. Art Hits The Street, W3 Gallery, Ealing Autumn Festival Truth and reconciliation tour and Driving In The Dark, Questors Theatre. More recently, A Hard Place Pop up gallery, Bond Street, W5, Surface Tension at the W3 Gallery, Acton and BEAT (Borough Of Ealing Open Studios). She also works to commission.


View Sam Roughs recent work Instagram @sam.rough.artist


Bookings are closed for this event.