Art Short Course

ACRYLIC

Acrylic


Developed in the 1940s, acrylic paint has been prized by artists from the abstract expressionists onwards for its immediacy and versatility. Our acrylic courses will introduce students to the varied techniques of acrylic painting, which span those of oil and watercolour, and allow inquisitive students huge freedom of expression, whether their interests lie within the realm of the figurative or the abstract.

Suitability


  • These acrylic courses are designed for beginners who have never approached the medium as well as students who already have an understanding of it. This course is also meant to provide:
  • A consistent understanding of the preliminary steps of acrylic painting composition
  • The ability to use a variety of materials and techniques specific to acrylic painting
  • A solid knowledge of colour values and textural qualities in painting
  • The confidence and skills to develop your own style within the medium

HOW IS THE COURSE STRUCTURED

Our art courses are based on individual tuition with a maximum of 10 students allowed per class. Students will practice with different subjects and following a unique study plan according to each student’s skill level. Our tutors will closely work with each student, providing step by step guidance.

You will have an online account to book any of our weekly lessons via our website. Bookings will allow the tutors to know that you are coming and arrange the suitable subjects according to the feedback on your account. Your account will also be used by our tutors to leave feedback about your progress which is shared with the other teachers. This information allows tutors from different timeslots to be briefed on your progress, including what you did in the previous lessons, and what you should do in the upcoming ones, so to provide you with structured and sustained tuition.

As all our tutors are briefed on your progress, the time slots you book each week do not necessarily have to be on the same days and with the same tutors. For example, you can book a lesson on Wednesday with the tutor on duty this week and then book a Thursday lesson (which has a different tutor) for the week after.

If you have enrolled for a particular course, our tutors will cover all the necessary technical skills and guidelines that you should practice (see the tables below). We encourage students to attend lessons with different tutors as well. Many of them have different approaches to something you may have to learn, therefore enriching your views on how to approach a subject or a technique.


Choose A Course


ACRYLIC COURSE FOR BEGINNERS

50
lessons

Upon completion of a full-length beginner’s course for acrylic painting, art students are expected to have a sound knowledge of the foundational elements of composition and technique. This course is also intended to allow the student to experiment with a variety of genres by completing a series of works of selected subjects. Most art students continue into an intermediate level where they can expand upon their technical handling of the medium as well as explore their own unique painterly touch.

40
lessons

This extended series of lessons will expand upon the basic techniques, allowing students the time to explore the immediacy that makes acrylic paint such a unique medium. Through practice, students will gain confidence in the application of paint and in the creation of a greater sense of form and depth.

20
lessons

This series of lessons will introduce the student to the materials and basic techniques of acrylic painting. Colour mixing and the basics of paint application and blending will be covered. Experimentation with mark making will be encouraged as the student grows more comfortable with the medium.

How to book?

50 Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Lessons


£1,150 + VAT (£1,500 | save £350)

9-months course

  • Introduction to materials and tools used for acrylic painting
  • Introduction to basic techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Paint application
  • Blending
  • Acrylic mark-making
  • Manipulate the immediacy of acrylic paint
  • Emphasis on form and depth
  • Compositional techniques
  • Experiment and practice with learned techniques on a variety of subjects
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

£1,150Book Now


40 Lessons


£950 + VAT (£1,200 | save £250)

6-months course

  • Introduction to materials and tools used for acrylic painting
  • Introduction to basic techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Paint application
  • Blending
  • Acrylic mark-making
  • Manipulate the immediacy of acrylic paint
  • Emphasis on form and depth
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

20 Lessons


£600 + VAT

3-months course

  • Introduction to materials and tools used for acrylic painting
  • Introduction to basic techniques
  • Colour mixing
  • Paint application
  • Blending
  • Acrylic mark-making

Art Materials Not Included

 Recommended Materials: Acrylic Painting Pack

 

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online

£1,150Book Now

How to book?

ACRYLIC COURSE FOR INTERMEDIATES

50
lessons

A full course of 50 lessons will allow students with a passion for the immediacy and scope for experimentation with acrylic to fully develop a unique style and touch. Skills learnt in this course can also be applied to the practices of watercolour and oil painting, lending further value to this body of knowledge.

40
lessons

Students committed to experimentation with acrylic paint will benefit from the professional guidance of our art tutors over this extended program of lessons. Examples of artists practicing complimentary techniques will provide further inspiration, and students can expect to develop a full and varied portfolio.

20
lessons

Through the study of great acrylic painters, intermediate students will be encouraged to try new methods of paint application, as well as expanding upon traditional painting methods in this modern medium. Through projects covering a range of subjects, tutors will hope to introduce students to a variety of textures and manners of expression.

How to book?

50 Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Lessons


£1,150 + VAT (£1,500 | save £350)

9-months course

  • Understanding of different methods of paint application
  • Focus on developing and manipulate textures
  • Understanding and development of different manners of expression with acrylic paint
  • Introduction to examples of modern artwork and artists
  • Expand the arsenal of learnt techniques
  • Begin development of a body of work with acrylic paint
  • Learning of cross-skills and techniques that can be used when handling different media (such as oil and watercolours)
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

£1,150Book Now


40 Lessons


£950 + VAT (£1,200 | save £250)

6-months course

  • Understanding of different methods of paint application
  • Focus on developing and manipulate textures
  • Understanding and development of different manners of expression with acrylic paint
  • Introduction to examples of modern artwork and artists
  • Expand the arsenal of learnt techniques
  • Begin development of a body of work with acrylic paint
certi-icon

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

20 Lessons


£600 + VAT

3-months course

  • Understanding of different methods of paint application
  • Focus on developing and manipulate textures
  • Understanding and development of different manners of expression with acrylic paint
  • Introduction to examples of modern artwork and artists

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online

£1,150Book Now

How to book?

ACRYLIC COURSE FOR ADVANCED

50
lessons

Our most comprehensive acrylic course, this package allows the student to choose their own path through the wide scope of technical possibilities opened up by this medium. Moving beyond foundational drawing and composition, the student will have ample time to develop a unique style through a mastery of application techniques. This course is a must for those passionate about acrylics.

40
lessons

Through prolonged expert guidance, students will further develop their own unique style of acrylic painting, pushing the relatively unexplored limits of the medium. Lessons will be tailored to the individual requirements of the student so that a series of fully completed projects can be achieved.

20
lessons

For students with a passion for acrylic paint, we offer an advanced course in which each lesson is tailored to the needs of the student. Drawing from personal expression and reference to the practice of modern masters, students will create a substantial body of work exploring a variety of subjects, from landscapes and still life to portraiture and abstraction.

How to book?

50 Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Lessons


£1,150 + VAT (£1,500 | save £350)

9-months course

  • Stylistic approaches to different genres
  • Develop and expand a substantial body of work/portfolio
  • Approaches to abstract art
  • Emphasis on technical refinement and adjustments depending on the projects involved
  • Focus on complex compositional arrangements and how to handle the medium
  • Development of personal style and independence when approaching acrylic painting and a specific subject matter
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Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

£1,150Book Now


40 Lessons


£950 + VAT (£1,200 | save £250)

6-months course

  • Stylistic approaches to different genres
  • Develop and expand a substantial body of work/portfolio
  • Approaches to abstract art
  • Emphasis on technical refinement and adjustments depending on the projects involved
  • Focus on complex compositional arrangements and how to handle the medium
certi-icon

Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online
  • Be part of our annual exhibition for students

20 Lessons


£600 + VAT

3-months course

  • Stylistic approaches to different genres
  • Develop and expand a substantial body of work/portfolio
  • Approaches to abstract art

Art Materials  Not Included

 Recommended Materials: Acrylic Painting Pack

No Certification

  • VIP tickets to exhibition parties and opening receptions
  • Your work displayed online

£1,150Book Now

How to book?