Painting Landscapes in Acrylics
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About this course

Do you enjoy being outdoors and wish you could capture what you see in a beautiful piece of art?

Are you fascinated by colour and paint but are unsure how to use them to capture the landscape?

If so, this one-day workshop will give you lots of practical tips and an opportunity to learn and to share your work with like-minded people.

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to provide you with the confidence and skills to successfully paint the landscape. 

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Recognise the properties of acrylic paint
  • Use a window (viewfinder) to create a successful composition
  • Make a value sketch
  • Use washes
  • Experiment with a variety of brushes and techniques.

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Acrylic Paints, Oils and Watercolours - the differences and properties of a range of painting mediums
  • The Importance of Composition - the key compositional elements in acrylic paintings
  • Observing, Recording, Sketching and Tracing - getting to know your subject matter and how to plan your painting
  • Priming, Washes, Colour Mixing, Painting Techniques - painting on the correct ground, how to use washes and mix colour, which brushes and techniques and why
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes, and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information

You will need to bring with you an A3 sketchbook, pencils, brushes (optional) and acrylic paint (red, blue, yellow, white and black).

What could I do next?

You may wish to enrol on another of our drawing and painting courses, such as Drawing and Painting, Drawing and Painting Trees, Life Drawing and Painting, and Watercolour Landscapes

You could also progress onto another of our creative courses, which include sewing and dressmaking, upholstery, photography, printmaking, creative writing, interior design and much more!