What's covered?

Come and learn a wide variety of techniques in various media including pencil, pastel, oils, acrylics and water colour. You will need to bring some painting & drawing equipment with you (see below). However, a concise guide to materials for each Topic covered will be handed out during the first session, therefore enabling students to spread the cost of the course.

Mixed ability classes in which you will be encouraged to build on basic skills through the introduction of a variety of painting & drawing techniques, using still life and landscape studies and own source material. A wide variety of techniques in various media including pencil, pastel, oils or acrylics and water colour. Composition perspective and colour theory will be covered, with the emphasis on encouraging the development of an individual style.

What do you need?

None. A full list of materials required will be distributed at the first session. Basic essentials for starting include:- 2B, 4B Graphite pencils, eraser, sharpener and an A3 cartridge paper pad. Materials needed later include:- 6B pencils, medium charcoal sticks, a set of synthetic nylon brushes, flat plastic palette, 8 minimum acrylic paints, acrylic paper pad board A3 or A4.

How you are assessed

No homework or written work required. Sessions are purely practical in nature.

How Long?

8 weeks from September 2015 NB - Saturday class is 3 weeks

What course next?

Not applicable

What could this lead to?

Greater proficiency in painting skills and the capacity to undertake commissions.

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Many students are entitled to a reduction in tuition fees on many of our courses, which can dramatically reduce the overall cost of the course. More information can be found on our course fee reductions page. Financial support, loans and instalment plans are also available to eligible students.

Contact us on 01753 793288 to check whether you might be eligible for a reduced fee.

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