Painting for Beginners

Painting for Beginners

An 8 week painting course with a difference. You will be learning how to develop your own unique style. This course will stop you feeling like you are not good enough, unable to know what to paint and how to go about it. Painting and creating will become more natural and much more enjoyable and you will start a process of opening the doors to your own creativity. This is a wonderful, in-depth practical road map to painting that will remind why you want to paint so much but never get started.    You will learn how to prepare for painting and how to make successful compositions within the first few lessons. You will learn observation techniques, colour analysis and creative processes that will develop your style. Watercolour, acrylics, collage, pastel and inks will be covered. At the end of 8 weeks you will have a clear understanding of how to go about producing your own paintings and how to improve your techniques. This course is technique based but with a firm focus on how to support your specific creative process. You will not be copying my art but you will be given careful supportive proven techniques on how to excel with your own individual style.  

Learning Outcomes

·Confidence to experiment with a range of painting to enable students to pursue their own aims. ·Increased practical knowledge in using tone, colour, line and texture. ·Knowledge of some of the ways famous artists have used a range of paint techniques.

Your Tutor

Debbie Baxter Debbie does not teach painting in her own form but supports a specific process to help you find and develop your own unique style.


A5/A4 sketch pad A3 sketch pad A4 or A3 water colour pad. Pencils- 3B -6B Graphite stick Coloured inks Felt tips Watercolours Oil Pastels Normal pastels Paint brushes in different sizes tiny to larger A water container to wash brushes Pritt stick glue Small scissors


Tuition fees: £110.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £110.00


No. of sessions: 8

Day Date Times
Wed 16/05/2018 18:30-21:00
Wed 23/05/2018 18:30-21:00
Wed 30/05/2018 18:30-21:00
Wed 06/06/2018 18:30-21:00
Wed 13/06/2018 18:30-21:00
Wed 20/06/2018 18:30-21:00
Wed 04/07/2018 18:30-21:00
Wed 11/07/2018 18:30-21:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.