Acrylics - An Introduction Print this page

Dates: 18/07/18 - 18/07/18
Days: Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
Sessions: 1
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S30025B09AV
Fees: Standard - £26.00
Concessionary - £26.00

Course Information

What are the overall aims of the course?

This is a one day introductory course in acrylic techniques. Explore wash and texture techniques. Experiment with different approaches. Whether you are a complete beginner or have some experience and wish to refresh your basic acrylic skills you will be welcome. The week continues with an introduction to oils
In this informal one day course you will learn how to use basic acrylic techniques and apply these to simple subject matter

What will I learn on the course?

Use basic acrylic techniques both diluted and direct
Use basic colour mixing techniques
Produce a simple painting in acrylic
Appreciate the work of artists who use acrylics

Are there any entry requirements?

Ability to understand spoken English

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)
This is primarily a practical class where you will see tutor demonstrations & presentations and use these to develop your own skills. Personal practice outside the class will be beneficial to your progress.

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Tutor observation
Continual informal assessment. Verbal feedback will be given in one to one sessions as well as general feedback to the whole group & small groups as appropriate

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?

This is an informal one day course for you to enjoy, explore & experiment with basic watercolour techniques.

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Pencil & notebook
Acrylic paints if you have them
Drawing boards & some demonstration materials will be available for you to use

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

Sutton College Art Courses

What should I do if I have any questions?

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