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Painting with Acrylics


Acrylic paint is so versatile, allowing a variety of exciting techniques to be explored. This course is for those using acrylics and those who would like to try them for the first time. Techniques fully explained and demonstrated.

Basic techniques, paint mediums, brushes etc., how to start a painting, colour mixing, what to paint on, interpretting the world around you. Whatever your level the tasks will be attainable, inspiring and will challenge your skills.

By the ene of the course you will be able to show that you have practised and used acrylic paint at an introductory or intermediate level, made decisions on composition and colour, produced at least 3 finished pieces of artwork, assessed your progress on the course

Please bring any acrylic paints you have, piece of thick paper (for acrylics or watercoours), palette (plastic food containers or old plate), empty jam jar and one or two brushes to first session. Materials list given in week 1 – if advice needed before buying additional paints/media


Any adult is eligible to join this course

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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