Day School - Acrylic Techniques

Ref: C3741464

Experimenting with acrylic techniques including mixed media in the morning . Painting a landscape or townscape from photographs in the afternoon. Students may bring their own photograph to make the final piece of work – if they have more than one of the same subject they should bring them all. Copying someone else’s painting or drawing is not recommended.There will be a charge of £2 towards materials . Looking at: • Choosing supports canvas/paper etc • Choosing paint and mediums • Tools and brushes • Using textures • Combining mixed media • Using coloured grounds • Making a landscape or townscape painting from photographs

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

Experimenting with acrylics and applying the techniques to a landscape painting .

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Use acrylic in a watercolour style
  • Use mediums to build texture
  • Use collage and mixed media to add texture
  • Use a coloured ground

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Basic materials and equipment provided: there will be a charge of £2 towards materials. Please wear an apron or old clothes .

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Day School - Acrylic Techniques


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