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Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability

Course code: QPXV104P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

12:45 - 15:15

Days of week:


Course date:

25th Sept 2024 - 11th Dec 2024

Course location:

Seacourt Hall

Contact details


01235 555 585

You will be given a broad grounding in the use of acrylics, from impasto painting, to glazing, to experimenting with bold and expressive brush work.
You will learn 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.
In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.
• Topiary bushes, repeated mark painting • Tree in Landscape• Cloudy sky: Use negative spaces to help construct the rhythm of cloud shapes • Repeated mark painting of still life of citrus fruit. • Repeated mark painting of trees. • Reflective surfaces • Expressing Transparency: Glass objects • Colour wheel part one • Analogous colour scheme • Simple still life with cool colours • Palette knife painting: Expressive landscape.

Please no there will be no teaching on 30/10/2025Parking onsite - 2 hours free (then pay periods apply, space can be limited)No refreshments available, please bring your own. (there a shops onsite, should you wish to buy refreshments)

What next?
Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability B
Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability C
Or possibly Oil Painting – beginners, as there are similarities in the ways that one uses the medium.
Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
For those with little or no formal training or experience in the medium.
Fee information
You are expected to provide your own materials, which may cost approximately £20. 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
As this is a non-accredited course, a variety of teaching and learning methods will be used.
They will include demonstration, practical, 1 to 1 tuition and group work. Informal methods of assessment will be used.
To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.