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Art, Design and Fashion

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This course explores a variety of different painting techniques in acrylics, including glazing, impasto, alla prima, knife painting and a variety of texturing techniques. Suitable for all abilities.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and rules regarding social distancing this course will be taught via blended learning. The course will include both online and face to face teaching sessions. All sessions will be scheduled at the times indicated below.

? The course tutor will provide live teaching sessions online using Microsoft Teams.

? Selected sessions will be available for a small number of students on a rota basis at the college. All face to face sessions will also be streamed online to ensure all learners can fully participate in every session. Your course tutor will arrange with you a rota for coming into the college.

? If you are not attending in person, you will participate in the session from home via Microsoft Teams.

? Learners who are unable to attend face to face sessions can still enrol onto the course and attend all sessions online.

Learners will also be able to access a wide range of College services including Moodle, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive) and Microsoft Teams to support online learning. Induction sessions will be held prior to the start of the course, to allow learners to familiarise themselves with the online learning platforms.

This course, aimed at all abilities, will allow learners to explore a variety of painting techniques in acrylics. Painting will heighten learners' visual awareness of shape and colour. This course will include demonstrations, individual tuition and discussion. Learners will explore use a wide range of painting techniques including glazing, impasto, alla prima, knife painting and a variety of texturing techniques. There will be opportunities to work on different surfaces such as paper and canvas. Learners will be taught at a level appropriate to their ability and subject matter will include still life, landscape including buildings, portraits and animals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand colour theory & the mixing of colours
  • Impasto technique
  • Alla prima technique
  • Knife painting
  • Glazing technique
  • Textural effects

*PLEASE NOTE- The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled students are notified approximately one week before the start date.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.


Students are not required to possess any specific skills prior to joining this course.


This course contains a short, accredited qualification, which consists of planning and carrying out several different painting projects using a range of taught skills. Students keep a portfolio and photographic evidence of work which will be assessed internally by Newbury College and externally via the awarding body. Upon successful completion of the qualification, students are awarded the Entry 3 or Level one Award in Learning, Employability and Progression for Art and Design Skills.


Learners' work will be assessed by the tutor throughout the course and progress will be discussed with each learner. Learners' attainment will be recorded against the assessment criteria. Peer reviews and group discussions, reviewing completed work, will also form an important part of assessment as well as quizzes and questions and answers. Students will create a portfolio of work which will be assessed internally by Newbury College and externally via the awarding body.

Home Study

Homework will be set but will be completed on a voluntary basis. One or two hours per week would be sufficient to complete homework.

Work Placement

Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.


Students can progress to any number of painting or drawing courses at Newbury College. The tutor can advise the best path of progression for the individual. The next course in this series is Mixed Media Techniques.

Fees and Additional Costs

The price below includes an additional £10 materials fee, which covers the cost of materials used during the session. Students will be required to purchase some of their own materials.

Additional Information

99902/DF 202101 Thursday 25/02/2021 29/04/2021 19:00 - 21:00 £140.00
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