Acrylic Painting Studio for Adults

Course Code: Q272060

Key Information

  • Course type

    Hobby & Leisure

  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:


  • Duration:

    10 weeks

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:

    £90.00 or Free

Acrylic Painting Studio

This course is for anyone interested in learning how to paint portraits and landscapes with some basic knowledge of painting in acrylic, watercolour or oil.

In this painting class you will learn the skill needed to paint captivating portraits and landscapes with detail and depth. We will explore painting in monochrome tones and in the full colour spectrum. There is some drawing for composition involved at the beginning of this process. For the portraits the grid technique for enlarging images will be used. In the landscape genre painting techniques such as wet in wet, dry brush and glazing will be fully explored. The efficient use of brushes, palette knives and other tools for creating rich textures and interesting effects will be ongoing throughout the course.


  • how to paint portraits, sculptures and landscapes with acrylic paint
  • how to use brushes, palettes and other tools efficiently for painting
  • how to use the grid technique for enlarging images
  • how to mix acrylic paint according to the colour wheel and how to mix skin tones in particular
  • how to use painting techniques, such as glazing, wet in wet, scumbling, etc
  • have developed a personal painting style.

Some basic knowledge of painting in acrylic, watercolour or oil.

Thursdays, 6-8pm.

Non qualification course

School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies. If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived: Job Seekers Allowance, Income Support. You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course). * If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement. It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.


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