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Acrylics course timetables

Brief description

Painting course.

Learn and develop the techniques of acrylic painting in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Beginners and those who would like to improve their acrylic painting and develop their work further.

Course description in brief

The course is an introduction to the fundamentals of acrylic painting, however, if you have attended a similar class in the past you can start on developing your painting straight away, therefore this course is suitable for all levels.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    How to mix colours, apply basic rules of composition, create atmosphere in your work.

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

No previous experience required

What equipment will I need for the course?

None, all equipment is provided. You can purchase brushes and pallets from the tutor if you wish.

What materials will I need for the course?

All materials are provided and are safe and non-toxic. If you wish to paint on canvas you will need to bring your own.

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

You will explore the work of artists and their painting methodology, as well as will have a chance to work a personal project. You will complete a number of short and long studies. There will be group and individual demonstrations.

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

Students should arrive promptly, and during the class clear up their own space. Students need to follow the safety rules in the print room, and act responsibly at all times. Students can research and practice painting at home..

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

You will take part in an informal review session at the end of each term to look at your work and evaluate how you are progressing in context with the learning outcomes.

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

You can continue with the course again and develop further understanding of the acrylic painting processes. Alternatively, you can try oil or watercolour painting classes

How will I say what I think about the course?

Throughout the course there are set times to evaluate and review your learning and discuss issues that may be of concern to you.
If you have any problems with the course talk to your tutor, or if you feel you can’t, make an appointment with the curriculum manager
At the end of the course you will be asked to fill in a simple feedback form.

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
510a 2 Thursday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM 26 Sep 2019 to 05 Dec 2019 (10 Sessions) Full Rate £131; R Rate £99; A Rate £68
510b 2 Thursday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM 16 Jan 2020 to 26 Mar 2020 (10 Sessions) Full Rate £131; R Rate £99; A Rate £68
510c 2 Thursday 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM 23 Apr 2020 to 02 Jul 2020 (10 Sessions) Full Rate £131; R Rate £99; A Rate £68

Course Funding

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

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ 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?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.