Painting with Acrylics - Gosport Discovery Centre - Friday 19th, 26th April, 3rd and 10th May 2024


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Painting with Acrylics

Gosport Discovery Centre

Friday 19th, 26th April, 3rd and 10th May 2024

1.30pm to 4.30pm

To enable learners to develop confidence and skill in painting with acrylics.

  • Create at least one painting using acrylics
  • Understand how different layers create different effects
  • Understand how to create an acrylic glaze
  • Undertake two layering activities

About the course: Approachable sessions and activities to help you develop your skills with acrylics. This course is ideal for those looking to build their skills and confidence in using acrylic paints as well as those who are new to using acrylic paint – everyone is welcome

Who is this course for: Individuals looking to develop their creative skills in using acrylics paints 

Previous knowledge or experience: Ideal for those wanting to gain confidence. A basic understanding of how to draw (i.e. shading, texture, highlights and shadows) is helpful but not essential

How will I learn: Through a range of activities, demonstrations and practice

What shall I bring:

  • Acrylic paints: we use a small range of colours, the following colours would be the most helpful: ultramarine blue, cadmium red, cadmium yellow and white. You may also find it helpful to bring other primary colours such as lemon yellow, phthalocyanine/Prussian blue, cerulean blue, crimson, vermillion
  • A range of brushes, including flat, round and filbert
  • Watercolour paper for activities and preparation, 220gsm upwards
  • A canvas or canvas board for your main piece, approximately A4 size
  • You may wish to bring a drawing board or something to lean on, up to A3
  • Old cloth/ flannel or kitchen roll
  • Palette
  • Water pot
  • An apron, or wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on, acrylic paint can be difficult to remove
  • Please bring at least two images as a starting point for your own choice of paintings

Next steps: Different drawing and painting courses e.g. Getting Started with Pen and Wash

If a learner decides to withdraw from a course before a course begins, the following charges should be made: 

  • 5 working days or more before course starts a full refund will be issued  
  • No refunds will normally be made if a learner withdraws from a course less than 4 working days before the start of the course 

Attendance is expected at each session to ensure that you get the most out of your learning experience and to minimise disruption for other learners. Please advise the venue/tutor of any absence you may have.

You will be contacted by a member of the learning in Libraries team prior to the course. We are unable to process your booking without a phone number.

Please note that due to circumstances outside of our control we may need to move this course online. Please give consent to your image appearing on our virtual learning environment Zoom.

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