Hills Road Sixth Form College

Painting Oils & Acrylics

Hills Road Sixth Form College
In Cambridge

£90
+ VAT
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Typology Vocational qualification
Location Cambridge
Duration 10 Days
  • Vocational qualification
  • Cambridge
  • Duration:
    10 Days
Description

The course is suitable absolute beginners as well as those with some experience. The objective of the course is for students to gain confidence with paint and to be able to find their own artistic voice through painting exercises, techniques, experimentation. Beginning to paint can seem intimidating, this course aims to equip you with the knowledge and enthusiasm to set you on your way. You.

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Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, CB2 8PE, Cambridgeshire , England
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Starts On request
Location
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire, CB2 8PE, Cambridgeshire , England
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Course programme


Painting Oils & Acrylics

Your Course
The course is suitable absolute beginners as well as those with some experience. The objective of the course is for students to gain confidence with paint and to be able to find their own artistic voice through painting exercises, techniques, experimentation. Beginning to paint can seem intimidating, this course aims to equip you with the knowledge and enthusiasm to set you on your way. You will be using acrylics and oil paints to explore techniques deployed by other artists and to produce paint sketches a/or finished paintings.

Learning Outcomes
· to gain confidence in use of colour, tone, mark marking and composition
To find different ways of working that will suit your personal approach, eg abstract or figurative, expressionistic or controlled
To think about what subjects, artists and ideas inspire you
Your Tutor
Thelma Mort is a painter, who studied in South Africa. She has a broad appreciation and interest in a variety of approaches and styles. She has exhibited widely. She is also a kind and encouraging teacher.

MATERIALS LIST

list of materials for oil and acrylics painting class set of oil paints (a set of basic or primary colours will usually be cheapest, or if you allready have paints bring what you have). a good basic guide is as follows. this list can be built on if you would like, and can be student or artist quality colours or a mix. cadmium red or an orange based red (warm red) alizarin crimson or any deep red (cool red) cadmium yellow (warm yellow) lemon yellow (cool yellow) ultramarine blue (warm blue) prussian blue or cerulean blue (cool blue) white set of acrylic paints (as above. good brands include windsor and newton, daler rowney and liquitex) surfaces to paint on can be as follows ready streched and primed canvas (it is cheaper and easier to buy it this way if you are starting out; canvas is the most popular surface) or primed hardboard, mdf board, canvas board or daler board or oil painting paper/acrylic painting paper (this can be bought in pads between a5-a1 sizes, and can be an economical way of making oil sketches and paintings) heavy duty cartridge paper, stretched cartridge paper, watercolour paper (for acrylics) or primed paper (for oils and acrylics) a set of oil painting brushes in vatious sizes and shapes eg. round, flat, fan and filbert (again if you buy a small pack of brushes you will usually find this a cheaper option. the brushes can be natural hog bristle or synthetic hair made for oil and acrylic painting) small bottle of turpentine or substitute painting medium. odorless medium can be bought such as sansodor or zest it made from citrus. linseed oil any other mediums that you have for oils and acrylics and would like to try out palatte (this can be a traditional wooden palette with a hole that you can hold whilst painting or you can use something that you already have at hand that you can set on a table e.g. a piece of board, an old china plate, piece of glass etc, tear off paper palette etc some plastics are not suitable for oils white spirit or brush cleaner and old rag for cleaning protective clothing basic drawing materials sketch book palatte knife (optional) masking tape, gum tape, drawing board clips easels and drawing boards should be provided, but if you have a small portable or table top easel that you feel comfortable using, please bring this with you.
Day and time: Tuesday 7-9pm

Start date: 19 Jan

Number of sessions: 10

Tuition fees: £90

Method of payment: Fees for short courses (10 weeks or less) to be paid in full at enrolment and for long courses (12 weeks or more) fees of 50% can be paid at enrolment plus 50% as a cheque. Course places cannot be reserved without receipt of both payments.

Half term:
Please note that there are no classes during half term Monday 15th - Friday 19th February 2010 unless otherwise stated.


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