Painting and Drawing for Beginners for Adults

Course Code: Q272059

Key Information

  • Course type

    Hobby & Leisure

  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:


  • Duration:

    10 weeks

  • Attendance:


  • Fees:

    £90.00 or Free

Painting and Drawing for Beginners

This course is for anyone interested in learning the basics of painting with acrylics, an easy to use medium. Topics will include still life, portrait and landscape painting.

In this painting class you will learn the skills needed to paint captivating landscapes, still lives and portraits 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. We start with still life studies by becoming familiar with colour mixing and handling of the painting tools. In the landscape projects painting techniques, such as wet in wet, dry brush and glazing will be fully explored. For the portraits the grid technique for enlarging images will be used. The efficient use of brushes, palette knives and other tools for creating rich textures and interesting effects will be going on throughout the course.


  • techniques for painting still lives, landscapes and portraits with acrylic paint
  • how to use brushes, palettes and other tools efficiently
  • 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.
  • an understanding of their personal painting style.


Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm. All students are expected to attend all of their timetabled sessions on time, unless prior agreement has been made and agreed with their Tutor. If a student arrives more than ten minutes late for class they may be asked to leave. If a student is absent for three consecutive weeks without notice they will automatically be withdrawn from the course.

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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