Drawing & Painting - Acrylics - Beginners & Improvers

Course intent

In this course you will establish and gain confidence and it will inspire you with a range of basic and developing methods of drawing and acrylic painting through the use of sketchbooks, photographs, found images and direct observation.

Enjoy the well-being benefits gained through working in a friendly, creative learning environment.

What will we cover?

• Colour, composition, line, tone and texture through both drawing and acrylic painting and will be encouraged to take part in group discussions

  • Developing personal expression through a mixture of practice, discussion and demonstration techniques
  • Safeguarding, Prevent & British Values

Learners will be inspired by the contemporary and historical context and will need to keep a sketchbook / notebook to record ideas, processes and progress, and the feedback they receive from the tutor.

There will be demonstrations, instruction, one-to-one tutorial guidance, group discussions and critiques.

To ensure that learners make good progress with their personal learning goals, the tutor will work with the learner to complete the required Individual Learning Plan.

For courses of more than one session, you will find you make the most progress if you attend every taught lesson and complete any self-directed study opportunities provided

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

The course is both for beginners and for those with some experience of painting (1 term or more) wishing to develop their skills further.

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?

• wear older type clothing or a protective garment

  • a set of pencils of various grades (HB, 2B, 4B, 6B…)
  • a sketchbook of A4 cartridge paper
  • a soft rubber and sharpener

For further sessions - *

  • a set of Acrylic paints (*For new starters the tutor can recommend/discuss which ones you will need during the first few sessions), paint brushes suitable for acrylics, a book of acrylic paper such as Daler Rowney System 3 or Windsor and Newton Galeria

Additional materials and resources you will need throughout the course will be discussed at induction.

Learners are expected to bring their own materials. Some less common or unusual materials may be brought in by the tutor.

What can I do when I finish the course?

To progress on to other longer courses in acrylics or other media, to join other art groups, societies or to develop further within the same class, to meet people with similar interests and to make friends. You could also attend art lectures such as Art History on Zoom.

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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  • Day: Thursday
  • Start date: 25 Apr 2024
  • Time: 12:45pm to 2:45pm
  • Cost: £169
  • Location: Farnham centre
  • Sessions: 10 sessions
  • Tutor: Amanda Buchan
  • Course code: QFDW4275GA
  • Places: Call 0300 200 1044

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