Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability B

Course code: QCXT207P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

12:00pm - 2:30pm

Wednesday

3rd Nov 2021 - 26th Jan 2022

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 15/12/21, 22/12/21 and 29/12/21.

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.

Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability C
Or possibly Oil Painting – beginners, 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 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 specialist consumable fee set at £0.50 per hour allows for a small amount of basic materials to be provided for you to try or experiment with, as part of the planned study whilst in the classroom.
You are expected to provide your own materials, which might cost you up to £20. Please do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

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: £137.50
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £12.50

Total Cost: £150.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £82.50
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £12.50

Total Cost: £95.00

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.
Refer to learner’s initial assessment forms. Check learning by asking questions, observe practical work and give one to one tuition. Individual discussion and group discussion of outcomes of paintings produced and how they relate to the aims of the lesson.