Acrylic Landscape in a Day

Course code: QCXR204P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


16th Oct 2021 - 16th Oct 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

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.

1. Painting a ground
2. Loose expressive underpainting
3. Working from dark to light
4. Balancing tones
5. Simple preliminary sketch

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 Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

Learners may wish to join the tutors Abingdon and Witney College OAL Acrylics class in the Union Collins Street Oxford 9.30am to 11.30am Wednesdays or perhaps Oil Painting 7.00pm to 9.00pm Thursday evenings at Abingdon Campus.
A workshop for those who are new to the subject and those with some experience.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 prior to starting the course.

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 2021 prior to starting the course.
The Minimum
1. We will make a “stay wet palette” so bring an ordinary white plate, a kitchen roll and grease proof paper (preferably white).
2. A pot or jam jar for water
3. An HB pencil and an eraser
4. Newspaper to cover tables
5. Painting shirt or old clothes to wear - acrylic painting is messy!
And if you have it already:
1. Bring any acrylics that you may have already but don’t buy them especially as paints will be provided.
2. Acrylic or oil brushes big or small but again only if you have them already as there will be some provided.
3. If you wish then bring an easel, free standing or table top. None will be provided so most people will be working flat on the table.

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: £3.00

Total Cost: £45.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £3.00

Total Cost: £28.20

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.
Learners will be given demonstrations, one to one tuition and there will be group discussion throughout the day at intervals. Learners will be asked to assess their own learning through the outcome of the painting, i.e. Have they made use of the different ways of applying acrylic? Is there tonal balance? Is there space/depth? Learners may also find that they have acquired incidental knowledge that can be used in subsequent paintings as they continue their studies.