Oils and Acrylics techniques

Oils and Acrylics techniques

Course Details

By the end of this course you will have:

Explored a range of painting techniques and approaches – through looking at a variety of artists and themes, including Georgia O’Keeffe (flowers, fruit, shells), Franz Marc (animals), Monet (landscapes & water) and Sorolla (figures and movement).

Built on previous knowledge and skills, such as colour mixing, paint application (eg. ‘blocking in’, glazing, scumbling) exploring composition and perspective . Students will improve observational drawing skills looking at light source and effects on tone and colour in a painting, and be introduced to a range of surfaces to paint on.

Students will learn through demonstrations, one to one tuition, informal discussion and handouts. Suitable for beginners and those with some experience in painting.

Information & Support

You need to have attended previous classes or feel confident in basic painting skills in order to get the most out of this class.

What do I need to bring to the course?

Students are required to use a ‘solvent-free’ painting kit for the benefit of fellow students and for ease of cleaning brushes etc – therefore students may paint in acrylics or ‘water-mixable oils’. It is worth checking online reviews of a number of brands to choose one that best suits your budget and requirements. Paints may be bought individually or as a set.

Your acrylic or oil kit should include tubes with the following colours or similar:

  • A warm yellow and a cool yellow (lemon)
  • A warm red (Vermilion) and a cool red (Alizarin Crimson)
  • A warm blue (French Ultramarine) and a cool blue (Prussian or Cerulean)
  • Viridian Green
  • Titanium white, Ivory black
  • Useful neutrals: Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber
  • Useful optional colours: Naples Yellow, Buff Titanium, Paynes Grey, Raw Sienna, Violet, Magenta

You will also need:

  • At least 6 brushes in a range of sizes
  • An apron or shirt to protect clothes
  • Kitchen towel or cloth to wipe brushes
  • Containers for water – one for cleaning brushes and another for clean painting water
  • Surface to paint on – a pad of oil paint paper (A4 to A3). Canvas board or canvas. Acrylic paint may also be used on thick paper for some exercises.

You may wish to bring your own easel or table easel and a plastic sheet or newspaper to protect it.


There is a coffee room in the centre.

 

Additional course costs.
Costs are limited to your art materials only and advice will be given to keep this to a minimum.

Please note that A1 and A2 sheets of drawing paper are available to purchase at the Centre.

Courses are run continually, and you will be able to join these to further develop your skills.

Available dates and locations

Code Location Date Time Cost Contact
Code: LLAC1161AU Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 24/09/2021 to 03/12/2021 Time: 09:30 to 12:00 Cost: £125.00 Contact: 01590 679457
Code: LLAC1161SP Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 14/01/2022 to 25/03/2022 Time: 09:30 to 12:00 Cost: £125.00 Contact: 01590 679457
Code: LLAC1161SU Location: Lymington Community Centre Date: 29/04/2022 to 08/07/2022 Time: 09:30 to 12:00 Cost: £125.00 Contact: 01590 679457

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I enrol on a course?

To enrol please call one of the numbers below:

Brockenhurst or Lymington courses 01590 679457

New Milton or Ringwood courses 01590 625222

Can I start the course part way through?

For some courses, this may be possible.  Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk to confirm.

What do you define as a 'beginner'?

Beginner is someone who has little or no knowledge of the subject area.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'intermediate'?

Intermediate is for those who have completed a beginners course with us or have some knowledge of the subject but would like to learn more.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

What do you define as 'advanced'?

Advanced for those who have completed an intermediate course with us or are proficient in the subject.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for further clarification or to take a quick assessment to find out the most suitable level for you.

Are there any age restrictions (young/old)?

Students need to be 19 years old or over.

There is no upper age limit.

What should I take with me on the day?

Please see ‘Information & Support’ within each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

How much does the course cost?

The cost of each course will be displayed on each individual course information page.

If you require further details please email leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Each course needs to be paid in full before the start of the course.

Are there any concessions available?

Reduced fees may apply for those on specific benefits.

Please contact leisurecourses@brock.ac.uk for more details.