What will I learn?

Let the Paint do the Talking!
Whether you have some painting experience or are a beginner and would like to pick up the paint brush, time to roll your sleeves up! This course is for you. We will be exploring ways to get the best out of colour mixing and composition through supportive painting workshops and teacher led demos. You will be introduced to some of the exciting properties of acrylics. For example, you will be shown how to build up acrylic paint in layers to achieve a range of expressive effects. You will have the freedom to choose your own subject matter. This is a hands-on course designed to help you ‘loosen up’, develop your confidence in painting and enhance your visual creativity.
Some themes that will be explored during the course: –
Learn how to use the colour wheel to enhance your painting
Learn how to use tone to make your painting more dynamic
Learn how the appreciation of other’s paintings can help to improve your own
Learn how to ‘loosen up’ and be more expressive in you painting
Learn a range of acrylic painting techniques
Learn how to use a range of painting materials and tools
Learn effective ways to choose you subject matter
Learn ways to enhance your compositions
Learn how to use a ‘ground’ in your painting
Learn how to combine mix media in your painting

Where will it lead me?

Can lead to other courses such as ALevel Fine Art or our Pre-degree Foundation diploma art and design subject to a portfolio and interview.
Further part time courses within art and design at the college such as printmaking.

Fee Details 2

A limited range of materials will be provided for demonstrations, further purchases will be required dependent on your own personal development, these can be purchased from college or outside at your preferred supplier, guidance is given on materials on a 1-1 basis.



Level of Study:



  • 18/09/2021 - 30/10/2021 (VQPVS/FC01)




Andover College, SP10 1EJ


11:20 - 13:25