Acrylic paints are very popular amongst artists for their brilliant colours, ease of handling, and rapid drying. This course is intended for anyone who would like to try acrylic paints for the first time, or brush up their fundamental skills.
The course will examine the characteristics of acrylic paints as a medium, basic colour theory, colour mixing, composition layering and brushwork. It is a hands-on course, combining demonstration and guided hands-on painting.
Each week, we will learn about different aspects and techniques of acrylic painting, including common equipment and colour theory. By the end of the course, it is hoped that students have gained the practical skills to handle brushes, mix paint, build up layers and apply brushwork to approach a subject of their choice with some confidence.