10 – 13 May 2018

About the course

Discover fuss-free painting in acrylics, with Hashim Akib, using large, expressive brushstrokes, less obsessive drawing and multiple colour mixing directly on the canvas.

Themes will vary everyday, including landscapes, portraits, and with each subject you will discover new, contemporary approaches to drawing and painting. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced painter you will be guided all the way with short demonstrations and plenty of one-to-ones. So if you would like to discover how to mix ten colours on one brush this is the course for you!

About the artist

Working as an illustrator for over 15 years, Hashim Akib began developing his own paintings and started exhibiting, demonstrating and running painting workshops. He is a represented artist and has won numerous art awards. He is a regular contributor to the ‘Artist and Illustrators’ magazine, author of ‘Vibrant Acrylics’, a contributing author to Dorling Kindersley Artist’s Painting Techniques’, with a new book ‘Painting Urban and Cityscapes’ published in 2017.

The holiday runs from 4pm Thursday to 2pm Sunday with daily tuition all day Friday and Saturday, and half day Sunday.

To find out more about Hashim, or to see more of his work, please visit his website: http://www.hashimakib.co.uk

Suggested Materials

Here is the list of the specific acrylic colours and brushes Hashim uses.  DON’T PANIC if you don’t have the exact colours, brand or brushes suggested as these are just recommendations, please bring along what you have.  Just about all acrylic brands are inter-mixable.

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

Canvas/Pads: Hashim always works on canvas but if you would like to work from an acrylic or watercolour pad, or on primed board, that will be fine as well.

Hashim normally advises bringing along 2 canvases at least A3 in size, not any smaller, or an acrylic / watercolour pad.

Paints: Daler Rowney System 3 Original Acrylics, 150ml tubes

Most essential colours: Lemon Yellow,  Cadmium Red, Process Cyan,  Phthalo Green, Yellow Ochre, Titanium White

Also useful: Cadmium Yellow, Process Magenta, Deep Violet, Coeruleum Blue, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna


Daler Rowney Flat Head brushes, 1 ½, 1, ¾ inch or any artist flat brushes

All the materials above are available from the following art suppliers:
ART Discount
Cass Art



All inclusive holiday prices:

£432 resident – single room

£396  resident – sharing room

£255 Non-participating partner – sharing a room


How to book

To check availability, request a booking form, or for more details, email  enquiries@shorlandoldfarm.co.uk, or call Mark or Sandy on 01598 763505