Course code: QCAT201P
Subject area: Art & Design
Study level: Part Time
Course level: E
4:00pm - 6:00pm
23rd Sep 2021 - 9th Dec 2021
01235 555 585
A look at colour theory, colour mixing and “palette craft”.
Exercises in mark making and painting techniques, observational skills developed through still life, and simple composition design.
Do not buy any materials until the course is confirmed as running.
Middle range oil paints such as Daler Rowney Georgian range or Winsor and Newton Winton range.
It may work out cheaper to buy a starter set but these are the individual colours that I would recommend:
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Hue (Not cadmium red deep)
Viridian green or Phthalo Green
Also useful: Yellow Ochre and Phthalo Blue
Hogs Hair are a good all-round brush to use but some synthetic oil brushes are better for detail and accuracy. If you are on a budget, then a few long flat brushes are best as they can be used to paint most things and they last longer. Some good makes are Winsor and Newton, Signet by Daler Rowney and Da Vinci.
Canvases: Use an A3 pad of real canvases, not paper with a canvas texture printed onto it! Some commonly available makes are Pebeo Pop Art Canvas Pads, Jax Art Maestro Canvas Painting Pad.
Thinners and Mediums:
You need to thin oil paint and traditionally this is down with artists turpentine (Low odour please), or nowadays there are alternatives such as Sansodor, and Zest it which smell nicer!
There are also mediums that we put into the paint to change its texture, the traditional one is linseed oil, but a modern alternative is Liquin Original by Winsor and Newton which is easy to use and speeds up the drying times.
Rags/clothes to rub in paint. White spirit or brush cleaner to clean brushes.
Painting is messy so you will need an old shirt or similar and newspaper to protect the tables.
Please note no teaching session on 28/10/2021
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.
16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £121.00Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £121.00
19+ Reduced Fee
Tuition Fee: £72.60Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £72.60