Art – Acrylic and Oil Painting


Enrolment Requirements

This course is a beginners guide to painting a picture in oil and acrylic paints, what you will need and how to do the basics. Perhaps you have some artist’s materials and have always wondered what they were for! The course is designed for beginners, but if you have some experience and want to get back to basics, you are most welcome.

What will I learn on this course?

     What to buy and what to ask for
     What to do with paint in order to make pictures
     How to paint from observation and imagination.

Assessment and Awarding Body: non-accredited

Activities and work will be assessed by your tutor.


You will be expected to attend every week. If you cannot attend, you will be set work to ensure you meet your learning outcomes.

What else do I need to know?

You will be expected to have the basic kit of a simple pencil and pad, but instructions on what to buy will be given in the first lesson. As you progress you will want to purchase other materials as your interest grows.

What could I do next?

From the early sessions you may be inspired to explore other art materials in watercolours or drawing. Art is a means of expression which will make you look at the world differently. Learners have been heard to say ‘look at the light on that hedge’ and ‘did you see the sky last night?’ reflecting a renewed interest in the natural world.


Course Start Date(s)

Various - please see prospectus for further details.

Course Length

10 weeks

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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