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Art - Acrylics and Oils for Beginners and Improvers Term 3

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This course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn the basics of painting with acrylics and oils.

This course is suitable for anyone wanting to learn the basics of painting with acrylics and oils.  Projects set will be suitable for both new students and those wishing to expand their painting skills.  You will be supported through demonstration and instruction by an experienced tutor.

Our career pathways show you a typical route through the various stages of learning, what you will learn along the way and the careers these programmes could lead onto.

What I'll learn

  • Explore the materials and equipment used in acrylics and learn how to use them effectively.
  • Start to understand the materials and equipment use in oil painting and the basic techniques of working in oil.
  • Understand the names and properties of a basic colour palette.
  • Explore colour mixing.
  • Understand different brushes and brush techniques.
  • Explore blending techniques.
  • Understand basic picture composition.
  • Topics may include landscape, still life animals, figures and plants.

 

How I'll learn

Discussion.  Formal instruction.  Individual tuition.  Practical demonstration.  Practical experience.

 

Entry Requirements

Basic drawing skills would be useful but not essential.