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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Homework will be set but will be completed on a voluntary basis. One or two hours per week would be sufficient to complete homework.
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.
Students will need cartridge paper (preferably A3) for the first session, as well as a HB & 2B pencil & a rubber. Advice about the purchase of other drawing materials will be given during the first lesson.