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Painting Landscapes in Acrylics

Key course information

Art and Design


1 day

Part time


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Course Overview

Do you enjoy being outdoors and wish you could capture what you see in a beautiful piece of art? Are you fascinated by colour and paint but are unsure how to use them to capture the landscape? If so, this one-day online workshop will give you lots of practical tips and an opportunity to learn and to share your work with like-minded people.

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to provide you with the confidence and skills to successfully paint the landscape. On completion, you should be able to recognise the properties of acrylic paint, use a window (viewfinder) to create a successful composition, make a value sketch, use washes and experiment with a variety of brushes and techniques.

The following topics will be covered during the course: Acrylic Paints, Oils and Watercolours - the differences and properties of a range of painting mediums; The Importance of Composition - the key compositional elements in acrylic paintings; Observing, Recording, Sketching and Tracing - getting to know your subject matter and how to plan your painting; Priming, Washes, Colour Mixing, Painting Techniques - painting on the correct ground, how to use washes and mix colour, which brushes and techniques and why.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes, and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course lecturer. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional Costs and Information

Please note that this course will run online through Teams.

You will need a sketchbook, pencils, brushes, acrylic paint (red, blue, yellow, white and black).

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Art and Design

Career Opportunities

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  • Animator
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  • Conservator

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