Painting and Drawing for Beginners for Adults

Course Code: Q272236

Key Information

  • Course type

    Hobby & Leisure

  • Campus:

    Highbury Campus

  • Start Date:

    April 2023

  • Duration:

    8 weeks

  • Attendance:


  • Adult fee:


This course is 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. You 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
● experience in the use of painting techniques such as glazing, wet in wet, scumbling, etc.
● an understanding of your personal painting style


Non qualification course

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 If a student is absent for three consecutive weeks without notice they will automatically be withdrawn from the course.


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