Acrylics - An Introduction Print this page

Dates: 05/06/18 - 26/06/18
Days: Tuesday 16:30 - 18:30
Sessions: 4
Centre: Wallington - Wallington
Course Code: W22001B09AV
Fees: Standard - £44.00
Concessionary - £44.00

Course Information

What are the overall aims of the course?

This is a short course to introduce you to some basic painting techniques and methods to produce simple paintings from observation and reference material.

What will I learn on the course?

Handle acrylics
Model form – light and dark
Mix colours
Paint simple subjects
Create a composition

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?

Practical demonstrations and examples, contextualised with related artist examples - visual resources, group and individual guidance and tuition, informal discussion and comment on related topics, progress, development and insights gained. Students are expected to make their own choices as to how much they want or are able to do between classes. Some sessions may require some extra time to select materials and or subject matter in advance

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Portfolio of work
Tutor observation

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

You will need to provide your own tools & materials – brushes, paper/canvas paints

What do I need to bring with me to class?

Pencil, pen. Paper/sketch pad, brushes, palette, acrylic paints. You might also want to bring an apron.

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.

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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

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