Painting for Beginners

Painting for Beginners

This is a painting course for all. No artistic training is required. You will learn how to connect with and develop your own style and become comfortable and confident using art materials. Everybody has the capacity to enjoy working with paint and other media and this course will connect you with the sense of fulfilment you can access in a relaxed and supportive environment, from engaging with your own art process.

You will learn how to start thinking about and embarking upon your painting and enjoy playing with ideas, colours and shapes whilst developing your process. We will also focus on learning techniques and how to look for subject matter may inspire you and what image you want to produce.

You will become familiar with using different types of paint, inks, pastels, collage and also various drawing materials and how to mix the two.

Over the course you will connect with your inner artist and become confident using paint and other materials as well as gain a good insight into how to develop your creative process going forward.

Learning Outcomes

Confidence to experiment with a range of painting and drawing materials to enable students to pursue their own aims. 

Increased practical knowledge in using traditional drawing and painting techniques as well as how to lay out an image design. 

Ability to feel confident and connected with one’s individual painting style and aims. 


Please note: It is not possible for students to change booked sessions around in the event of non-attendence or arriving late to class. This imposes other students' enjoyment in the class and it stretches the tutor further than necessary, impacting on the quality and structure of the teaching.


If we start to allow students to alternate the days in which they attend the course it becomes very difficult to keep track of. Please only come to the lessons you are booked on to. As the course is packed full of vital information, we would encourage students to attend all lessons to get the best out of the course.


Your Tutor

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


A4 Sketch Pad A3 Sketch Pad Acrylic Paint brushes size 12, 7 flat edged 10 pointed end I box of watercolour paint Acrylic Paint- Yellow, orchre, Magenta, Purple, Dark Pink, Cobalt blue, Ultramarine blue Cereulean blue, Hookers green, Pthalo green, Light green, White- 120ml of each 2b pencils- HB pencil Prit Stick Glue Pen for writing


Tuition fees: £115.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £115.00


No. of sessions: 8

Day Date Times
Wed 25/09/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 02/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 09/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 16/10/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 06/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 13/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 20/11/2019 18:30-21:00
Wed 27/11/2019 18:30-21:00

Your next step

Click here to Enrol Online

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.

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