Hashim Akib – Dynamic Portraits in Acrylics – SORRY FULLY BOOKED

Date: 2nd September 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Spaces: -1









With Hashim, discover painting dynamic portraits using acrylics, while avoiding too much fussy detail. The workshop will cover starting from a basic drawing to the initial broad applications of paint, looking at tone to create depth and mixing a variety of skin tones to create a naturalistic impression. There will be two short demos showing various techniques, with plenty of opportunities for one to ones tuition.

Includes lunch, refreshments and cream tea

About the Artist

Working as an illustrator for over 15 years, Hashim gained valuable experience in developing a backbone of drawing, conceptual ideas and painting techniques. His client list varies from The Times, Daily Express, Daily Mail, Time magazine, an ad campaign for Smirnoff and a stamp for The Royal Mail. Throughout his career Hashim has won many awards; most recently the 2009 SAA (Society of All Artists) Artist of the Year, his first book ‘Vibrant Acrylics’ was released in 2012 with a new book on ‘Cityscapes’ due out in 2016. Over the last few years Hashim has been keen to explore his own ideas and create paintings with a greater sense of energy and immediacy. Using contrasting flecks of colour, heavy textural paint and expressive brush strokes combine to bring greater depth and mood to each of his paintings.

What you will need to bring

Here is the list of the specific acrylic colours and brushes that Hash uses. DON’T PANIC if you don’t have the colours, brand or brushes suggested as these are just recommendations, please bring along what you have.

PAINTS: Daler Rowney System 3 Heavy Body Acrylics, 150ml tubes
*Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow
*Cadmium Red
Process Magenta
Deep Violet
Coeruleum Blue
*Process Cyan
Sap Green
*Phthalo Green
*Yellow Ochre
Burnt Sienna
*Titanium White

* symbol for most essential colours

BRUSHES: Daler Rowney System 3 Brushes, Flat Wash brushes in the following sizes
Size 19mm
Size 25mm
Sky Flow Wash 1 ½”
Sky Flow Wash 2 inch

Stretched canvas, canvas board or acrylic paper NO SMALLER than A3

Feel free to bring your own photographs based on the theme of the workshop however Hash will have 2 – 3 folders worth of photographic references that you can work from.

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