Oil painting - The Beauty of Spring

Course code: QCAT202P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

4:00pm - 6:00pm

Thursday

20th Jan 2022 - 7th Apr 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

A look at colour theory, colour mixing and “palette craft' covering the topic of Spring

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.

Materials Required

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:

Titanium white

Ultra-marine Blue

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Red Hue (Not cadmium red deep)

Permanent Rose

Viridian green or Phthalo Green

Burnt Sienna

Also useful: Yellow Ochre and Phthalo Blue

Brushes:

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 sessions 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.

Oil Painting Embracing Summer Landscapes
Some basics will be gone through at the beginning.

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.
You are required to supply your own materials for this course to the cost of aroundt £20

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: £121.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £121.00


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £72.60
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £72.60

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.
As this is a not accredited informal methods of assessment will be used.

For example:

Observation/Demonstration

Self-assessment

Question & answer/reading

Practical exercises

1:1 tutor support