Course Outline

  • Topic 1: We begin by experimenting with the three most popular painting media, watercolour, oils and acrylics.
  • Topic 2: Painting supports, brushes and processes.
  • Topic 3: Composition- the importance of the elements of design through preparatory drawing exercises.
  • Topic 4: Colour Theory – using a restricted palette  and colour harmonies in painting
  • Topic 5: Subject Matter- how to explore and develop themes in your artworks.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you should:

  • be able to consider and apply theoretical factors involved in organising visual elements
  • be able to experiment with various media and experimental approaches to painting
  • be able to investigate a single form-idea
  • have an appreciation of a diverse range of painting techniques

Who should enrol

This course is open to both beginners and intermediate students who wish to develop and extend their painting skills