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Course code: QCXU204P
Subject area: Art & Design
Study level: Part Time
Course level: U
10:00am - 4:00pm
15th Oct 2022 - 15th Oct 2022
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.
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16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £42.00Exam Fee: £0.00Materials: £25.00
Total Cost: £67.00
19+ Reduced Fee
Tuition Fee: £25.20Exam Fee: £0.00Materials: £25.00
Total Cost: £50.20