Painting with Light and Dark

Create an Acrylic paint Portrait on Painting board.

In this workshop you will learn to paint a portrait on a painting panel, using light and dark as a focus. You will be taught how to recognise areas of light and dark to create a simple yet effective portrait using Acrylic paint.

All Materials will be provided.

27 April 10-2 (with a mid-day break).

Ages 8 +, Under 16’s should be supervised by an Adult

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What to expect:

This workshop is taking place in the Education suite at Lincoln Museum, accessible by lift and stairs. To find the Education Suite, enter the museum and walk forwards through the Gift Shop, turn left when you are in the Orientation Hall and go through the first door on the left. Head to the left of the space to find the lift and the stairs. The Education Suite is upstairs (on the lift level called Schools). 

This workshop will start at 10, with a break between 12 and 1. The second half of the session will run from 1-2. You are welcome to take breaks as you require them.

 In this workshop you will be using Pencils, Tracing Paper, a Painting Panel, Paint brushes and Acrylic Paint.

You will create a portrait painting on board that you can take home.

This session is Beginner/ Intermediate and is appropriate for ages 8 and above (parental guidance), with support from an adult.

You may find this workshop tricky if you have difficulties with Fine Motor Skills (for example, using small tools or fine paint brushes) or struggle with maintaining focus for longer periods of time . As this workshop is family friendly, the space may be noisy, if you have difficulty with loud noises, we have noise cancelling head phones and fidget toys available. 

Here at Lincoln Museum and Usher Gallery, we welcome all participants; if you still aren’t sure whether this workshop is accessible for you or someone you care for, please email us at and we can discuss your access requirements.