Painting and Drawing in Oils and Acrylics - Beginners to Advanced
This course is for people aged 19 or over
Faculty of Professional and Adult Learning
Level Location Start Date End Date Day Time Fee Reduced Ask Apply
Leisure St Matthew's Church Hall, 10 Lower Summerlands Road 02-Oct-19 04-Dec-19 Wednesday 10.00-12.30 £170 £83

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

You will develop your drawing and painting skills in oils and acrylics in a friendly sociable class exploring colour tone, texture and picture composition.

There are further dates throughout the year - please contact us for information or visit the website again from September 2019. 

What topics will I study?

  • Still life group in chalk and charcoal. Window framing view box
  • Composition work measurement and proportion - still life
  • Perspective - simple basic studies. Introduction to acrylic and oil paint
  • Painting landscapes and buildings. Colour mixing - tonal study
  • Painting study - objects using reduced colour palette
  • Tree study - using gouache/acrylics/oil and palette knife. Studying light and shade
  • Tone study monochrome - old shoe/boot creating form with tone
  • Sky and water - paint study wax and scraffito
  • Picture finishing - waxing, varnishes and framing techniques

What are the entry requirements?

Some experience of painting and drawing necessary; beginners to oils and acrylics welcome.

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 courses for more advanced students are available.

Are there any additional costs?

Your tutor will advise of any additional requirements.

What do our students think?

Learning from an experienced artist who is also an excellent teacher. Also learning from the other students on the course."

Being able to surprise myself at the paintings I produced with the tutor's help. The friendliness of the group; being encouraged and inspired by the other artists" 

Thoroughly enjoyable – I'm learning a lot."

The general group dynamic and the positive learning atmosphere. A high level of teaching which gives positive encouragement to develop one's abilities."

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.

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