Newcastle City Learning

Creative Painting in Water Soluble Oils and Acrylics

Newcastle City Learning
In Newcastle upon Tyne

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Important information

Typology Course
Location Newcastle upon tyne
Duration 20 Weeks
  • Course
  • Newcastle upon tyne
  • Duration:
    20 Weeks

You will experiment with various acrylic and water soluble oil painting methods, subjects and techniques. Subjects will include painting creatures, landscapes, portraits and the figure. You will also be required to work on personal painting projects incorporating the ideas and methods discussed and demonstrated in class.
Learners will be encouraged to work from their own imagery. You will undertake research to aid the production of your art, creating a portfolio charting the progress of your artwork with accompanying reflective written work.

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Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Newcastle upon Tyne
Regent Farm Road, NE3 3HD, Tyne and Wear, England
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Starts On request
Newcastle upon Tyne
Regent Farm Road, NE3 3HD, Tyne and Wear, England
See map

Frequent Asked Questions

· Who is it intended for?

The course is suitable for learners looking to experiment with different painting techniques in order to develop a more personal style of painting with acrylics and water soluble oils.

· Requirements

You should have undertaken a painting course at level 1.
It is recommended that you have the ESOL Skills for Life Entry Level 3 Certificate or a good level of numeracy and literacy – as you will need to read handouts and produce a portfolio of work. You should also be dexterous (able to hold and use equipment).

What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

How will I learn?

Through informative demonstrations, practical work and group discussion, plus one-to-one tuition, you will be guided through exercises and projects to develop your skills.

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

The tutor will monitor your progress through observations of painting and drawing exercises and projects set in class, discussing progress within each session. You will receive feedback on your own project work and portfolio, presented at mid course stage and on completion of the course

Progression opportunities

Advice will be given by your tutor

What equipment or materials will I need to provide?

You will need to provide all painting and drawing equipment used in class. Your tutor will discuss your painting kit with you at the first session.
Please bring your acrylic painting kit to the first class.
Estimated costs of materials needed are between £40 and £60. You will also require some photographs for use as reference materials plus some still life materials at specific classes. You will be informed of what is required prior to attending each class

What other support is available?

Help with numeracy or literacy is available. ICT drop-in sessions are available during term time and are open to all learners. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Learner Support Funding is available for equipment, childcare and travel to learners who qualify. For further details please ask when enrolling.

The topics covered include:

Bold use of brushwork and colour
Colour mixing
Effective ways to paint creatures, landscapes, portraits and the figure
Palette knife
Principles of tonal observation
Personal project work – you will be asked to research a subject of your choice and choose suitable source material for create a finished painting

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