Painting Techniques - Beginners

Painting Techniques - Beginners

This course is perfect for those who have always wanted to paint but not known where to start. It is also a great next step for students who have completed our Drawing for Beginners course. Starting with basic colour theory and mixing colours, you will learn how to begin a painting from initial drawing to completion, working with a choice of different paint mediums. You will build basic skills in how to see Colour, Tone and Depth within your picture. You will learn about the colour wheel, mixing colours and shortcuts that will help you along your way.

Entry requirements

This is a beginner's introductory course, but more experienced learners are welcome to use as a refresher.

Additional resources/costs

Please bring the following resources. Your tutor will advise you about other requirements as the course progresses.

  • 1” masking tape

  • A set of watercolour or Acrylic paints.

  • Pencil Sharpener

  • Putty Rubber

  • A large Board – A2 size (MDF or Ply 6mm thick is fine)

  • 1 colour photograph that you would like to produce as a painting.

  • A3 watercolour or acrylic pad at least 140lb (300g/m2) depending on your paints.

  • If using acrylic paints best would be Daler Rowney System 3 Acrylics. Please be aware that some of the cheaper paint sets do not contain the primary colours that you will need

  • Paint Brushes: - Water colour brushes- small rigger.

  • Medium round and flat. Large flat.

  • Paint mixing Pallet

  • Container for water, for paints.

  • Pencils – 4H, HB, 2B & Ruler.

Please contact our leisure team leisure@newcollege.ac.uk or 01793 209549, to confirm that the course is viable to run, before making any significant purchase of materials.

Future career and study opportunities

Continue to Draw & Paint

Watercolours with Caryn Koh

Life Drawing

Portraiture

Fees Information

You may be eligible for a fee reduction from the Community Wellbeing Fund. Follow the link below to check the eligibility criteria and to apply. We will then contact you to discuss your application.

https://forms.office.com/r/xiF13W6pDe

For more information on our cancellation and refund policy, please refer to the policies and procedures section.

Contact

If you have a question about this or any other adult and professional course, email leisure@newcollege.ac.uk or call 01793 611470

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