Acrylic Painting - Winter Trees and Landscapes

Course intent

A one-day workshop that looks at drawing and painting winter landscapes with a focus on winter trees and snow scenes.

The overall aim is to help you to develop techniques and methods to paint a winter landscape. You will be shown how to set up and compose a drawing/painting and be shown how to use acrylic paints.

What will we cover?

This course will establish a few basic methods of acrylic painting through the observation and depiction of trees in the winter and snow scenes.

You will learn some basic colour mixing/colour theory and explore composition, observation, proportion, form, tone and texture.

You will gain some confidence in using acrylic painting materials and review work through group discussion and one to one support.

The overall aim is to help you to develop techniques and methods on how to set up and compose a winter landscape scene and to encourage you to join a longer course in order to develop further. This could be used as an addition to another longer painting course.

You will review your work with one-to-one support and group discussion. In addition, you may also feel encouraged to join a longer course in order to develop your skills further. This workshop could be used as an addition to another longer painting course.

Who is this course for? Is there anything I need to know before joining?

All abilities. Those with some experience of drawing would be helpful. Useful for those who need a refresher as well as those with a little experience.

As our courses are taught in English, please contact us if you have any concerns about your level of English.

What do I need to bring to the first class? Will there be any extra costs?

Bring a basic set of acrylic paints (as many basic colours as possible such as a variety of blues, reds, yellow, white, black and in addition bring some earth colours: e.g. yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, raw umber) also acrylic and cartridge paper, brushes, pencils, an eraser, a sharpener, a palette, and a water jar. Also please bring photographs or similar of the scenes that you want to draw and paint. (The Tutor will, provide some if you are unable to)

Learners are expected to bring their own materials

Some less common or unusual materials may be brought by the tutor.

Please wear old clothes or bring an apron

If you have any queries, please email the tutor at

What can I do when I finish the course?

In discussion with your tutor you may like to progress onto other longer courses in acrylics or other media, to join other art groups, societies and to meet people with similar interests and make friends.

Additional information

We welcome learners with additional needs and disabilities. When you enrol please let us know if you would like to discuss your extra support needs with a member of the Supported Learning Team who will then contact you as soon as possible. If you are enrolling within 10 days of the course start date, we may not be able to contact you before your first class. Surrey Adult Learning values and supports equality and diversity by promoting fairness and respect at all times.

How to enrol

You can't currently enrol online for this course, so please call 0300 200 1044 to express your interest or to make an enquiry for further information.

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