Painting and Drawing in Oils and Acrylics

Painting and Drawing in Oils and Acrylics

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

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Art and Craft
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners to Advanced
  • Location Community Locations
  • Course Length 8 weeks
  • Start Date Various (see below)
  • End Date Various (see below)
  • Day Wednesday
  • Times 10:00-12:30
  • Fee £170
  • Reduced Fee £83
  • Course Code X0PDRAW0/9/A
  • Autumn term: 02/10/2019 to 27/11/2019
  • Spring term: 15/01/2020 to 11/03/2020
  • Summer term: 22/04/2020 to 17/06/2020

This course is held at St Matthew’s Church Hall, Exeter

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

Next steps: 

Further courses for more advanced students are available.

Entry Requirements

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


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

Additional Costs

Your tutor will advise of any additional requirements.

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