Acrylics (Exeter)
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Skills, Support and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure Hele Road Various (please see below) Various (please see below) Monday (5 weeks) 18:00 - 21:00 £100 £33

What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?

All abilities are welcome. Learn the basics, develop your skills and gain knowledge of a wide range of techniques, equipment and processes. Subjects include studies from life and landscape amongst others and we will look at techniques such as use of colour and paint texture with an emphasis on individual approaches.

This five week course is being run in each term on a Monday evening at Hele Road campus in Exeter.

Course dates and details

Start End Day/Time Duration Course Fee Reduced Fee
08/01/18 05/02/18 Monday 18:00 - 21:00 5 weeks £100 £33
23/04/18 04/06/18 Monday 18:00 - 21:00 5 weeks £100 £33

This course is also run on Thursdays in Topsham - click here for information.

What topics will I study?

The course focuses on a series of set subjects, aiming to explore the potential of this medium with a range of approaches. For example: landscape; using impasto and scumbling techniques.
Topics covered include:

  • Grounds and supports – (what surface can I paint on?)
  • Selecting brushes and other implements
  • Paint handling
  • Colour mixing
  • Use of additives
  • Impasto

What are the entry requirements?

None, beginners welcome - just need enthusiasm and determination.

What facilities are there?

Learners will be given a college ID badge and have access to all college facilities, including learning centres and computers. 

What can the course lead on to?

Further part time art courses at Exeter College.

Are there any additional costs?

Materials provided for the first session, but students will need to provide their own paints, brushes etc. by the second week. A full list of necessary items will be provided.

What do our students think?

We had tremendous encouragement and direction in an inclusive atmosphere.”

I have really enjoyed being able to build on a painting and develop the texture.”

Greatest challenge was to use different and mixed media – learnt a lot about all aspects of painting and drawing.”

Feel I have learnt a lot about acrylic painting.”

Greatest challenge – mixing the right colour. Now I’m confident.”

Tutor has been fantastic, showing new techniques and how to be more efficient.”

A joy to feel inspired with a subject.”


It is important that you apply and pay for your course at least one week before the course starts to ensure that you will have access to all the facilities and resources in your first week.
Please be aware that there are no car parking facilities at Exeter College city centre sites, but public car parks are available across the city.

College Prospectus

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