Magical Realism with acrylic

From £135

  Monday 16, 23 and 30 May and 6, 13 and 20 June

6:30pm – 9:00pm (BST)

   Online – Zoom


6 spaces available

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What you will get from taking this online course: 

  • Lessons in the key thematic points of Magical Realism  
  • An understanding of the components of Magical Realism, such as a combination of figurative and abstract techniques, an uncertain atmosphere and a complex composition 
  • Guided demonstrations in the technical aspects of acrylic painting 
  • A chance to experiment with acrylic painting in a supportive and engaging environment 
  • Elephant Academy Technique Takeaway: Learn how to create Magical Realist paintings 

Discover the techniques of Magical Realism in this online acrylic painting course, taught by Liane Lang. Over six weekly sessions, explore a surreal and dream-like approach to painting, including techniques of abstraction and surreal blending of genres and textures. Liane will provide an in-depth exploration of the rich historical context of Magic Realism relating to literature, art and culture. Students will study the techniques of acrylic painting alongside the methods of artists in the Magical Realist tradition and work towards creating their own paintings that have a powerful sense of atmosphere. By the end of the course, students will be encouraged to develop their own Magical Realist compositions independently with the support of peer feedback.  

Additional materials:

  • Masking tape


Do I need to have any experience to take part in an Elephant Academy class? Absolutely not! We warmly welcome everyone and have classes and activities for all levels, including those who have never picked up a paintbrush or pencil before. All classes are friendly, supportive and fun!

How do I join the online class once I have purchased? You will be sent a Zoom link via email the week before your class. The email will have full instructions on how to join and tips on how to set up your workspace.

I don’t live in the UK – can I still join one of the classes? Absolutely! We welcome students from all over the world and many of our classes are held at times to suit students in Europe and North America.

Is there a recording I can watch after the class? Yes, we can supply recordings to allow you to develop your skills and revisit the classes.