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Acrylic painting: introduction

Creative Art Courses
In Manchester

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Important information

Typology Short course
Level Beginner
Location Manchester
Duration 1 Day
Start Different dates available
  • Short course
  • Beginner
  • Manchester
  • Duration:
    1 Day
  • Start:
    Different dates available

Acrylic painting: introduction. This course is designed to help beginners understand how to work with acrylic paints, as well as those with some experience of acrylic painting who wish to improve their skills further.

You will be taught about the properties of acrylic paint as well as the appropriate equipment to use. You will learn a range of techniques and also look at colour theory. The knowledge and skills that you acquire will be practiced in several still life studies carried out throughout the weekend.

Your tutor will be there to support you every step of the way.

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Where and when
Starts Location Timetable
Different dates available
113 Pollard Street, M4 7JA, Greater Manchester, England
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weekend (Sat + Sun)
Starts Different dates available
113 Pollard Street, M4 7JA, Greater Manchester, England
See map
Timetable weekend (Sat + Sun)

Frequent Asked Questions

· What are the objectives of this course?

To introduce students to the fundamental skills in painting with acrylic paints. Enabling students to learn and progress for whichever level they are starting from with new skills, techniques, methods and creative inspiration.

· Who is it intended for?

Adults, A-level students, beginners, improvers, intermediate level.

· Requirements

An interest in learning how to paint in acrylics.

· Qualification

Leisure course

· What marks this course apart?

Artist-led, independent, passionate, knowledgeable, qualified.

What you'll learn on the course

Colour Mixing
Brush control
Creative techniques
Drawing skills
Palette knife technique

Teachers and trainers (1)

Brigid Brind
Brigid Brind
Painting tutor

Course programme


Your weekend will be relaxing and inspiring and you will benefit from lots of support, encouragement and 1:1 guidance from your experienced tutor. You will be amazed at how quickly you learn and very soon you will start to see your own style developing as your confidence grows and you start to take on more challenging acrylic painting projects.

Saturday Morning
Introduction to acrylic paints – properties, equipment and techniques
Understanding colour theory – learning about the many properties of colour so that you will be able to exploit these in your painting.

Saturday Afternoon
Tonal modelling using neutral colours – a still life of simple shapes and colours will be set. You will work with a limited palette to create solid shapes. Appropriate techniques and careful colour mixing will be used.

Sunday Morning
Tonal modelling using related or analogous colours – a different still life will be set for you to further experiment with colour mixing, technique and tonal contrast. This time you will use colours that are close to each other on the colour wheel creating a pleasing composition.

Sunday Afternoon
Tonal modelling using colour – Several small still life collections of colourful fruit and vegetables of varied texture will be set up. You will paint these using skills acquired so far in the course. You will try to achieve tonal contrast through use of colour and experiment with texture through use of technique.

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