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Painting with acrylic

Oil Painting and Acrylics - Improvers

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Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury
Level 1
13:00 - 15:00
6 weeks

This course has started, but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 22 22* and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running

If you would like to learn the skills of how to use acrylic paint and are new to this media or need a refresher course on acrylic painting techniques then this the course for you. We will cover fundamental techniques whilst encouraging an experimental and expressive approach to painting, working from observation and secondary sources, such as the work of other artists.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

Make choices about subject matter and composition in observational sketches

Create form through painting

Use acrylic paint and mediums in varying consistencies

Use different methods of building up the layers of a painting including glazing and impasto

Be aware of and work to relevant Health and Safety guidelines

There is no set ‘homework’, but you are welcome to practise and do further work at home.
There is no qualification for this course.

There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.

Who is the tutor?

About the Tutor: Stephen Richard Thompson

Stephen Thompson BA Hons Fine Art, is a highly respected artist and teacher, with many years of teaching experience across all education sectors, including Head of Art at the English College in Prague. Stephen continues to exhibit work regularly and maintains an active presence in the Folkestone Art scene.

View all courses taught by Stephen Richard Thompson here

How will I be taught?

Tutors will use a variety of teaching methods including demonstrations, one to one guidance, group discussions and critiques. You will look at the work of contemporary and historical artists and you will keep a sketchbook/notebook and individual learning plan (ILP) to record goals, ideas, processes and progress.

What do I need to bring with me?

If you are a new student and have no materials please wait for your tutor's advice on what to buy. You will need to provide your own materials. Please do not buy anything especially for the course before it starts, but bring along to the first session anything you have already that you think will be useful.

What can I do next?

A further oil/acrylic painting course.

What do I need to join the course

This course is suitable for beginners and those with a little experience.

Getting to your course

Find us

Canterbury Adult Education Centre
Canterbury High School
Knight Avenue

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code CAN/110710/K/NC.