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Art Acrylic Painting  


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Course Summary

Course Code: EWM1B49Y21 

Start Date: Monday 31 January 2022 

Start Time and Lesson Duration: 13:00 for 02:00 hours

Duration: 5 lessons over 5 week(s)

Location: ACL Colchester  

Fee: £64.50/£33    

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Explore a range of creative techniques and approaches to this most versatile of mediums, this will include still-life, landscape and portraiture.

What Qualification/level is this course?
This course is designed for personal development. You will be expected to keep a portfolio of the work you are doing throughout the course.

Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for learners at all stages in developing skills in acrylic painting who wish to extend their skills and knowledge further.

What can I expect to learn?
By the end of the course you will have developed your knowledge, practical skills and understanding of: Your observational drawing and painting skills including scale and proportion, composition and perspective. How to apply acrylic paint using a range of techniques such as glazing, wet-in-wet, blocking in, scumbling and impasto. Mixing colour and suitable tonal ranges. How to produce at least one acrylic painting using either still life, landscape, townscape or abstract themes.

How will I learn?
Your tutor will use a number of different teaching methods to develop your skills. These will include a wide range of authentic materials, individual study, working in pairs/group activities and will include the use of video/audio. You will also have the opportunity to use online learning technologies to develop your skills.

How will I know how well I am doing?
The tutor will discuss your progress with you regularly and give developmental feedback which will be recorded in your sketchbook. This will support you in reviewing your progress and achieving the most from the course.

Will I have to do any work at home?
Home study is optional but you will get more out of the course by practising at home and doing some research.

What will I need to provide?
A range of basic acrylic paints and brushes, mixing palette, acrylic paper, board or canvas to paint on. Please wait before purchasing any materials as your tutor will be pleased to advise you at the start of the course.

Are there any other costs?
Other costs may vary depending on the projects chosen. Costs will be kept to a minimum.

What can I do next?
ACL have a range of other creative courses. For information on ACL courses please see The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified careers advisers. To make an appointment please call 0800 100 900 ( calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers) or visit their website

Further information
For all enquiries regarding this course please contact 0345 603 7635.



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