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Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability

Course code: QPRV102P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 20:00

Days of week:


Course date:

23rd Sept 2024 - 9th Dec 2024

Course location:

District Community Centre

Contact details


01235 555 585

You will be offered a broad grounding in the use of acrylics. You will examine how to observe a simple still life, how to mould form through light and shade, how to use colour effectively and how to express space and distance in a landscape.
Your course will cover:

• Painting a cylinder: Expressing form through light and shade using a variety of techniques, this simple exercise will show me the level that learners are at. • Still life of learner’s choice: From a simple single object to a complex set up. • Palette craft: colour mixing/matching, followed by applying colours in a very simple way to a landscape. More experienced learners might wish to progress landscape further. • Colour wheel. • Warm analogous colour still life, from very simple statements to experienced learners looking at subtle changes in colour caused by reflected light. • Cool analogous colour landscape • Complementary colour still life • Complementary accents landscape • Palette knife painting. Expressive mark making. • Negotiated lesson.

Materials required. Please do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running:A middle range brand of paints such as Winsor and Newton’s Galleria Range or Daler Rowney’s System 3 is recommended;

Colours: Essential: Titanium White (please do not buy any other white), Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Ultra Marine Blue, Viridian Green (or Phthalo Green, but not both!) Also very useful: Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Permanent Violet, Yellow Ochre. Flow improver or blending medium or gel retarder.In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Brushes: Long flat acrylic brushes are easiest. You need at least a small one and a big one, so a number 6 and a number 12, or similarPad of canvas sheets or pad of acrylic paper A4 or A3 sizePalette- “Stay wet” palettes are best. You can buy these readymade or you can use a plate.Kitchen roll and grease proof paperOld shirt or apron

Please note there will be no session on

Entry criteria
The course is suitable for learners with little or no experience to those with a degree of experience in acrylics or other mediums.
Fee information
You are expected to provide your own materials, which might cost you between £25/30. Please do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £90.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £90.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Learning & method assessment
Demonstrations, one to one tuition, group discussion and lots of opportunity for personal practice and experimentation.

To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.