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Acrylic Landscape in a Day

Course code: QCXU204P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


15th Oct 2022 - 15th Oct 2022

Cheney School

Contact details

01235 555 585

We will create a landscape with depth and atmosphere. To achieve this, there will be stage by stage demonstrations on the various ways of applying acrylic paint, from impasto to glazing. We will also look at simple ways of using colour effectively and how to utilise a focal point to draw the eye. Along with this there will be ample opportunity to experiment.

Who the course is for: A workshop for those who are new to the subject and those with some experience

What the course will cover:
1. Painting a ground
2. Loose expressive underpainting
3. Working from dark to light
4. Balancing tones
5. Simple preliminary sketch

The specialist consumable fee will cover most of the materials you will need for the day. However, learners will need to bring the following:

Brushes. Long flat acrylic brushes are easiest and most economical as they last longer. You need at least a small one and a big one, so a number 6 and a number 12, or similar. If you like detail, then a small round number 2 watercolour brush is also helpful.

Supports. The surface that you paint on is called a support, this terminology is borrowed from oil painting. The best thing to use is a pad of canvas sheets. Second best is a pad of acrylic paper which has a canvas style texture imprinted on it. An example of a good value canvas pad is Pebeo Pop Art Canvas pad A4 or A3 size. Do not use ordinary drawing paper that is not primed and ready to support the paint properly – the paint will just seep into it and be blotchy and hard to manipulate.

Palette. “Stay wet” palettes are best. You can buy these readymade or you can use a plate, ceramic or plastic, some kitchen roll and ideally white grease proof paper. Grant will show you what to do!

A pot for water, jam jar or similar.

An old shirt or apron – acrylics are very hard to clean off clothes!

It is also helpful to have a medium such as Flow improver or blending medium or gel retarder. These mediums are fairly similar, and they slow down the drying time and also make the paint more elastic. It becomes much easier to blend the paint.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safegu

Learners may wish to join the tutors Abingdon and Witney College OAL Acrylics class.
A workshop for those who are new to the subject and those with some experience.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022 prior to starting the course.
The specialist consumable fee will cover most of the materials you will need for the day.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £25.00

Total Cost: £67.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £25.00

Total Cost: £50.20

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.