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Begin acrylic painting weekend

Tel: 0118 9483155 email: READING, BERKSHIRE UK


Most of our students haven't painted since school and some not even then!

Acrylics is a sensational medium. You do not add water and you mix colour on the canvas.

It's important to learn how to use acrylic PROPERLY!! It can give you amazing style and results.

With the amazing Cat click

DATES 2018

3/4th March SORRY FULL

28/29th April SORRY FULL

30thJune/1st July click

28/29th July click

18/19th August click

29/30th September click

3/4th November click

1/2nd December click



A Fantastic starter weekend IN ACRYLICS. for the Complete Beginner. PAINT ALONG WITH YOUR TUTOR. Tel: 0118 9483155

All your PROFESSIONAL Art Materials are provided. Everyone has their own space, with Professional easel, painting table, paints, brushes etc. Your tutor paints along with you on the first day and guides you through every stage. Brush control, different techniques for different effects, composition, tonal values, focal points etc

2nd Day = GO FOR IT = using all the techniques and knowledge you learnt yesterday. Your tutor guides and helps!

ONE IMPORTANT POINT - DO not be afraid!! . The weekends are fun, relaxed and rewarding. You go at your own pace and your tutor is encouraging, patient and non judgemental. For all we know you could turn out to be better painters than us - so we are not here to judge - just to give you excellent teaching and professional help

Cat.  I really enjoyed your course and you were very patient for which I thank you :-)  and I promise to keep practising with the paints and maybe a masterpiece may emerge, you never know !

Thank you again for all your help and advice and we had a real fun time with you. I will certainly recommend the studio to anyone who wants to have a go at painting. Best regards

Tel: 0118 9483155 for any help.


Royal Talens Amsterdam acrylic paint = great professional acrylic paint.

DaVinci brushes = the best professional brushes in our opinion!!

Royal Talens Canvas = size medium (50x60cm) to large (80x80cm)



AT JOEDAISY STUDIO = Dons Yard, Mapledurham = just outside Reading, Berkshire

1st Day

9.45am Arrive at Studio in Mapledurham, Berkshire. (Dons Yard, Mapleduram, RG4 7TP) . We have a large car park if you are driving. Have breakfast at our Guest House if you stayed the night before. (All details are sent when you book).

Come up to the upstairs lounge and have a coffee, tea or water. Meet your fellow artists.

10.0am Your tutor welcomes you to the studio, explains the weekend and tells you about herself. You are encouraged to tell us a bit about yourself (if you want to) and what you particularly want from the painting weekend. Everyone is nervous but there is always laughter and fun!!

Then choose your painting station downstairs in the studio. Everyone has their own painting table, easel, chair. Professional paints, professional brushes and canvases. We take a maximum of 7 students per class.

The weekend begins.

Tea & Coffee is available any time - just help yourself - the studio is YOURS for the weekend. Do what you gotta do!!

Our Aim is to 'Bring out the Artist in You' - we DO NOT just paint and let you copy us. We motivate, inspire and teach originally. Our tutors have outstanding knowledge, great patience and a sense of humour = Perfect!

12.30am Lunch in the upstairs lounge. A delicious fresh buffet with wine. (A glass of wine often helps you paint EVEN BETTER in the afternoon!) Or eat outside if weather is good

1.0pm Back to painting

5.0pm Day Ends

You either go home or come to our Guest House and eat out with the group across the road at a good pub/restaurant. (The Pack Horse, Mapledurham)


2nd DAY

9.30am Arrive at 9.30 this morning. Your tutor will talk you through (again!) your perfect fine art composition. REMEMBER we do not impose our will on you but YOU develop your skills and talent.

Often everyone goes straight upstairs for a coffee and chinwag with each other about today's painting! Students are still seen with heads in art books, pencils on drawing pads or flicking through ipads!

Beginners acrylic painting weekends
The studio stands in the shadow of the historic Mapledurham House and a few seconds to the River Thames and famous watermill.

You are advised on the colours to use, the brush to use in each space. Your tutor will let you be as 'contemporary' or 'traditional' as you require. There are many ways to paint a painting so your tutor will help you make decisions.

Concepts, approach, style, technicalities etc are discussed depending on which workshop you are attending.

12.30am Lunch in the upstairs lounge. A delicious fresh buffet with wine. (A glass of wine often helps you paint EVEN BETTER in the afternoon!) Or outside if weather is good.

1.0pm Back to painting - where we complete your 2nd professional painting

3.0-3.30pm Day Ends - Group photo (which we send you) along with teaching notes about your chosen painting weekend.

Your tutor is only there for you. She is NOT painting her own paintings but gives you constant attention and help.

Every student is encouraged to 'Develop their Own Style'. We have everything you need in the studio for experimental work, (all art products). etc

We also offer email support after you have completed a painting weekend. You can also pop into our weekday workshops.

Tel:0118 9483155 for any help.