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The Oil Painters Palette course timetables

Brief description

In this course you will learn about colour mixing and various oil painting techniques to create art work using a modern and classical painter’s palette. This course is suited to the beginner and those with some experience with oils.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is suited to the beginner and those with some experience with oils.

Course description in brief

In this course you will learn about colour mixing and various oil painting techniques to create art work using a modern and classical painter’s palette.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    How to mix colour on a colour wheel, basic colour theory and identify the different types of oil painting palettes, their use and purposes. Also gained knowledge of various oil painting methods/techniques and mediums .

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

No as the course is suited for beginners as well as people with some basic experience.All you need is to be willing to have a go.

What equipment will I need for the course?

You will need to bring water – mixable oils, paint brushes, palette knives and oil painting paper. Also a pen and note book for taking notes.

What materials will I need for the course?

Yes you can purchase materials and equipment ask your Tutor on the day for prices.However for the first session the class oil paints and brushes will be availiabe, you will only have to purchase the paper for a small fee.

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

WK 1.Induction/enrolment/H&S/Safeguarding.Your tutor will explain the necessary equipment and art materials needed for the course.Cover some basic colour theory concepts linked to the oil painters palette and demo colour mixing on a colour wheel using the Zorn Palette.They will also learn about the grid method and the importance of preliminary drawings for painting.And complete a simple learner task set by the tutor. Students will fill out logs and make a portfolio to keep work in.WK 2-3 Enrolment for late starters.During these weeks you will with learn about the modern and classical oil painters palettes with discussions around their application.And produce several colour charts/wheels/swatches/value scales to increase your knowlege of colour mixing and colour theory.Your tutor will also demonstrate several painting techniques such as underpainting and blending to prepare you for the following weeks.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

WK 3 – 5Over these few weeks students will start to apply the technique of glazing over an underpainting in the style of the old masters using the classical oil painters palette and apply some of the colour concepts learnt from previous weeks.WK 5 – 10During these last few week students will concentrate on using the second of the oil painters palette based on the Modern colour wheel.They will copy the work of a famous artist.They will also have the opportunity to evaluate what they have learnt and engage in assessment and end of term feedback.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

You will take part in individual assessments with your tutor and group discussions with class members throughout the course to continually review and assess your progress and achievemens with consideration for other possible progression opportunities.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

There are many possible progressions routes you may consider after the course.You may be ready to enrol onto one of Swarthmore’s accredited courses.Your tutor will tell you about this at the end of the course.

How will I say what I think about the course?

You will have the opportunity to feedback what you think about the course at several points and at the end of the course be asked to fill in a simple feedback form and other evaluation documents If you would like to discuss any problems that isn’t appropriate for your tutor,make an appointment to see the programme manager or advice and guidance worker.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
S512b 2 Monday 6pm – 8pm 8 Jan to 19 Mar 2018 (10 weeks) Full rate £114.00; R rate £89.00; A rate £63.00 (funder_code:S)

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

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