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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. All materials are safe and non-toxic.

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?


What equipment will I need for the course?

All materials are provided. If you wish to paint on canvas, you will need to bring your own.

What materials will I need for the course?

You may wish to buy some brushes and pallets from our art shop if you wish.

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?

There is no homework set, however a number of students chose to continue painting at home between the sessions.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

There will be plenty of one to one support and verbal assessments, including group critiques at the end of each class.

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?

You can give you feedback at any time to your tutor/ receptionist/ any member of the management team. You will also fill in an evaluation form giving your feedback at the end of the course

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
S510c 2 Thursday 3:30pm – 5:30pm 18 Apr to 27 Jun 2019 (10 weeks) Full rate £121.00; R rate £93.00; A rate £65.00 (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?

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