Adult Education students painting
Adult Education

Painting for Beginners

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    Art and Design

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Painting for Beginners

The Painting for Beginners course will teach you how to paint from the ground up. You will explore a variety of painting techniques and theories from historic and contemporary artists.

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    About the course

    Each week, during the Painting for Beginners course, a different technical approach to painting and drawing will be explored. You will also learn about various historical and contemporary artists to keep you inspired and to gain a greater understanding of where certain techniques originated from.

    This class is suitable for anyone of any skill level. If you have taken this class before, or are an experienced painter, then your tutor will tailor each class to suit your needs and skill level.

    You’ll cover a wide array of material throughout this course, including learning how to

    • Gesture drawing and mark-making
    • Mix colour
    • Paint and wax resist
    • How to paint a portrait
    • Paint with ink, or quink and bleach
    • Think about negative space and creating compositions
    • Use collage to create a surface

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    To book a course, you will need to register online by clicking on the day you would like to attend. Please see the course information below the heading ‘Enrol now for the available days’.

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    If there are no places available, you can register your interest and we will notify you once the course is live in a future term.


    Payment is made in full at the time of booking.

    If you are booking a Level 3 or 4 Counselling course, you will be able to pay for this using a Direct Debit, which you will set up before the course starts in September. Please check the relevant course pages for details.

    Booking on behalf of someone else

    Please register using the student’s correct details including medical conditions, learning support needs and disabilities.