Acrylic Painting for Beginners - Ravenshead Library - Community Learning

Ravenshead Library, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Tuesdays: 1:30pm - 4pm
No. sessions 6
Venue Ravenshead Library, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 10
Cost FREE - £45

About this course

This course introduces you to the basic of acrylic painting. The course helps you to understand the media, how to use tools and materials, how to mixed and apply the paint on the surface.  

The painting course is suitable for Beginners.

What will be covered on the course? Understanding the properties of the materials. How to select and use them. 

  • Prepare the painting surface 
  • Make a’ stay-wet palette’ and how to layout a palette 
  • Dilute the paint to the right consistency 
  • Experiment with colour by mixing the paint  on your surface and on palette 
  • How to use varnish and to maintain your tools 
  • Health and Safety 

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 

  • Learners will know how to prepare the surface, to sketch, to draw and how to mix and apply the paint on the surface using different tools. They will complete several exercises on paper or canvas using acrylics. 

What skills or knowledge do learners already need to have to attend the course? 

  • None 

What should learners bring?

  • 40 x 50 cm Stretched canvas/ Canvas board, acrylic paper/sketch pad, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Umber, Titanium and Zinc White acrylic paint, white acrylic  gesso, palette, glycerin, spray bottle, a range of synthetic paint brushes, graphite pencils,  metal palette knife, silicone spatula, baby wipes, cotton rags, photo reference 

Suggested Reading for the course -

  • The Encyclopedia of Acrylic Techniques by Hazel Harrison 
  • Colour Mixing Guide Acrylics by Julie Collins 
  • Complete Guide to Acrylics by Lorena Kloosterboer 

 Online session 14th June due to library not being available

Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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