Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability

Course code: QPXR207P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

9:30am - 11:30am

Wednesday

6th Jan 2021 - 14th Jul 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

You will be offered a broad grounding in the use of acrylics. You will cover glazing, layering, impasto painting, bold and expressive brush work. You will examine how to observe a simple still life, how to mould form through light and shade, how to use colour effectively and how to express space and distance in a landscape.

• Painting a cylinder: Expressing form through light and shade using a variety of techniques, this simple exercise will show me the level that learners are at.
• Still life of learner’s choice: From a simple single object to a complex set up.
• Palette craft: colour mixing/matching, followed by applying colours in a very simple way to a landscape, (more experienced learners might wish to progress landscape further.
• Colour wheel.
• Warm analogous colour still life, (from very simple statements to experienced learners looking at subtle changes in colour caused by reflected light)
• Cool analogous colour landscape
• Transparency: glass objects, (glazing technique)
• Reflective surfaces, glazing continued)
• Reflections in a pond (glazing and bold mark making
• Palette knife painting. Expressive mark making

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 17/2/21, 7/4/21, 14/7/21, 21/4/21 and 2/6/21

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.

Acrylics Improvers, or possibly beginner’s oil painting as there are similarities in the ways that one uses the medium
For a range of learners from those with little or no experience to those with a degree of experience in acrylics or other mediums.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 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 2020 prior to starting the course.
The specialist consumable fee set at £0.50 per hour and covers materials provided for you to try or experiment with, as part of the planned study.

You are expected to provide their own paint. Your tutor will advise at the first session on paints etc.



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 £100 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 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As 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 also visit the Course Fees & Finance page under 'Info Centre' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £225.40
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £23.00

Total Cost: £248.40


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £23.00

Total Cost: £23.00

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.