Speed-Acrylics Workshops led by artist Lois Cordelia, at Tindalls, Colchester

*** Workshops run from 10.00 - 16.00. Cost: £40. All materials included. ***

Upcoming Speed-Painting (Acrylics) Workshops at Tindalls, Colchester:

Monday 10th April 2017 - Animals in Motion - fully booked
Friday 21st April 2017 - Knife-Painting (Palette Knife, Impasto) - fully booked
Friday 26th May 2017 - Townscapes

Monday 19th June 2017 - Animal Portraits

Saturday 8th July 2017 - Human Portraits

Monday 11th September 2017 - Animal Portraits/Animals in Motion

Saturday 7th October 2017 - Knife Painting (Palette Knife/Impasto)

Tuesday 7th November 2017 - Creatively Re-imagining an Existing Canvas

Saturday 18th November 2017 - Night-scenes/Townscapes by Night

Saturday 16th December 2017 - Shimmering Winter Landscapes


Loosen up your painting style. Communicate more with less. Let go conventional ideas about realistic colour and obsessive detail, and instead be expressive and spontaneous with colour, and launch into bold, sweeping brushstrokes on a large scale.

Lois Cordelia continues her popular series of "Speed-Painting" workshops (ideal for beginners and anyone wanting to loosen up their painting style), using acrylics, at Tindalls, Colchester. Each workshop is themed according to subject matter (e.g. human portraits, animal portraits, townscapes, etc), or with an emphasis on a specific method of working (e.g. using palette knife, or shimmering colours). Please see the below list of dates and workshops.

You will work loosely based on photographic references. The focus will be more on freedom of expression than on achieving an accurate likeness, though Lois will be happy to give advice on both. Prior experience is helpful but not essential. Ideal workshops for beginners and anyone wanting to loosen up their painting style.

Cost: £40 per workshop.
Times: 10.00 am - 4.00 pm.
Tindalls, 25 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN
Dates: See list below.

To book places:
Book in-store: Tindalls, 25 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN

By Telephone: 0330 223 3390.

By Emailcolchester.shop@tindalls.co.ukOnline: via the website links beside each workshop in the list above.

Sunlit Woodland (35 minutes speed-painting)Sunlit Woodland (35 minutes speed-painting)Acrylic on board
80 x 60 cm. 11th February 2017

Wisteria ArchWisteria ArchPalette knife painting, completed in about 40 minutes, as part of a live art demo, at Tindalls, Colchester, 23rd December 2015.

Roaring TigerRoaring TigerTitle: Roaring Tiger
Medium: Acrylic on board
Dimensions: Approx. 85 x 60 cm
Date: Painted as part of a live art demo at Tindalls Art Shop, Colchester, on 1st November 2014, taking approximately 2 hours.

Running HorseRunning HorseTitle: Running Horse
Medium: Acrylic on board
Dimensions: Approx. 85 x 60 cm
Date: Painted as part of a live art demo at Tindalls Art Shop, Colchester, on 1st November 2014, taking approximately 1 hour.

AslanAslanTitle: Aslan
Medium: Acrylic on canvas.
Dimensions: 30 x 24 inches.
Date: July 2014

Loretta Young (1 hr 20 mins speed-painting)Loretta Young (1 hr 20 mins speed-painting)Acrylic on canvas
30 x 22 inches
Completed as part of a live speed-painting demo at Tindalls, Colchester, Sat 24th Sep 2016, taking 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Bruce Lee - 2 hour speed-paintingBruce Lee - 2 hour speed-paintingAcrylic on board
80 x 60 cm

 Workshops run from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm. Registration is at 9.45am at the front desk downstairs. Morning and afternoon tea and coffee are provided, please bring a packed lunch if you wish or there are several good cafes locally. All materials needed for the day are provided. Everyone attending a workshop will receive generous discounts on all purchases on the day - some exclusions may apply.

Map: Tindalls, 25 Trinity Street, Colchester CO1 1JN