There are three options for canvas painting training:
If you want to produce your own, step-by-step tutorials or need artwork inspiration, then DecoArt have a great project library. Whether you have never painted or have some experience, there are hundreds of patterns, templates and guides to help you achieve a wonderful piece of art. Click here for the canvas projects library/tutorials/downloads link (use the drop down menu for "surface" and click on canvas. Click on the individual links or images for templates/patterns and more information. Here is the link to the images shown on the right - Love Birds in a Heart Tree tutorial and pattern.
Simply trace your pattern/template/download or artwork onto the canvas using our graphite paper (available in white or grey). Graphite transfer sheets/carbon papers are ideal for design text and pattern transfer. Graphite paper also known as ARTIST TRANSFER PAPER is an easy and efficient way for artists to transfer their images onto surfaces like canvas wood bisque or paper. Unwanted lines are simply removed with an eraser. Graphite transfer paper works like carbon paper. Simply place the sheet of graphite paper on top of your surface and underneath the pattern you want to transfer. Make a copy by pressing hard over the lines of the top copy image.
DECOART® TRADITIONS™ ARTIST ACRYLICS is proud to partner with ART APPRENTICE ONLINE the leader in online art classes for aspiring artists. Learn to paint or advance your skills. Paint landscapes, seascapes, florals, still life, wildlife, and more. Learn the principles of art theory and design. Something for all skill levels. Fun, flexible, and affordable classes.
Click here for the link - Online Art Classes.
Please contact a freelance tutor from the list below. All bookings and administration are managed through the freelance instructor.
Here's a check list of information to have ready or ask:
UK Decorative Painters (UKDP) was formed in 2010 to provide a National Organisation for Decorative Painters. The primary aim is to have a professional, friendly and enthusiastic forum for people who want to be involved in decorative painting. UKDP consists of an enthusiastic group of decorative painters eager to share skills and pass on knowledge by making decorative painting accessible to anyone who would like to give it a try. No experience is necessary and UKDP invite you to contact them to find out how you too can enjoy this wonderful art form. The official website for UK Decorative Painters: www.ukdecorativepainting.co.uk.
The Association was founded in 1993 when several artists, through their common interest in decorative painting and folk art, decided to establish contact with other artists throughout the country, and the world. BADFA was officially established in 1994.We are proud of our society as it is unique in many ways, not only for its long established history, but also for its profile being renowned nationally and internationally. Many strong friendships have been formed with like-minded people over the years, and painting skills enhanced from beginners to advanced. We have a really strong, committed team in place working hard with the best interests of the members at heart.
Click here for our new canvas painting gallery for inspiration. Also, see images below.