Onsite/Online Art Short Course

LONDON ACRYLIC CLASSES

London's Best Rated Acrylic Painting Classes


A leader in art education, the Sunny Art Centre has established itself as one of the most favoured destinations to study art in London. The efforts of our tutors ensure that the Centre can continuously deliver new cutting-edge methods and techniques to facilitate our students’ engagement with art, thus cementing the Centre’s first-class reputation in London.

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 great freedom of expression, whether their interests lie within the realm of the figurative or the abstract.

Our expert art tutors have received extensive training in fine art practices in world-leading academies and universities (such as the Royal Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Athens Academy of Art in Greece). They recommend acrylic paint to beginners who want a quick and easier medium to being their painting classes with. Our art teachers will instruct you on the use of acrylic paint by providing individual and targeted tuition. You will be guided throughout all the techniques by having each art lesson tailored to your needs. This means that you will be provided with specific subjects and instructions that are suitable for your level and that are in line with your preferences.

Our central London location in the City means that it is easy to get here both during weekdays and weekends. Our online booking system will also allow you to choose which painting classes you wish to reserve making your commitment easier to handle. 

Start learning acrylic paint today and unleash the power of your creativity. Choose your acrylic course from the choices available below and book online now.

Live Online Group Art Tuition 


You can attend your art lessons both at our central London art studio or remotely online via our live online teaching platform. The live online art tuition will follow the same structure as our on-site sessions. You can, therefore, have live interactive art lessons with our expert art tutors remotely, wherever you are.

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 DO THE ART LESSONS WORK?

How do on-site lessons work?

  • Each course follows a step-by-step structure to cover the necessary concepts and techniques according to your chosen package
  • For each lesson, your workspace will be set-up for your arrival, and the tutor will have your specific subject prepared for the lesson
  • You will receive group or individual demonstrations plus one-to-one expert guidance during the lessons. At the end of each class, your progress is recorded.

How do the live online art lessons work?

  • The live online art lessons follow the same step-by-step structure as the on-site classes. You can attend the lesson on your phone, tablet or desktop. All you need will be the link, meeting ID and password you will receive in your booking confirmation.
  • We teach the fundamental principles and techniques using real objects you find in your house or guidance material that the tutors will give you.
  • For personal demos and guidance, the lesson will be divided into two virtual rooms so that you can have individual tuition during a demo without disturbing the other practising students
  • We recommend using your mobile with a flexible arm so that you can point the camera directly at your canvas/sketchbook while practising. An adjustable arm will allow you to turn the camera and screen so that you can see the tutors’ demo when they need to show you how a technique is executed. Our art materials packs include a flexible phone arm for you.

COVID-19 | On-site lessons policy

To ensure the safety of our students and staff we have implemented the government's Covid-19 policies and advice (link).

HOW CAN WE PROVIDE YOU WITH A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE?

Bespoke Study Plan to Ensure Our Art Course in London Is the Most Suitable for You
During your first art lesson, you will have an introductory session with a dedicated art tutor to help you understand what you will need to focus on, and your skill level. This art lesson allows the tutor to create a personalised Study Plan and art course structure that will be most suitable for you. This Study Plan will provide an overall structure that lays out what you should follow and achieve during your course to maximise your results.

Different Art Tutors from the Best Art Academy
Our tutors designed and created each of our art courses. They are expert, refined art tutors with prodigious backgrounds from the best international academies and universities such as the Royal Academy of Art and Central Saint Martins in London, the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Athens Academy in Greece. Our art tutors have years of experience teaching art students from all over the world. By virtue of  being able to book art lessons taught by different tutors, you can explore different perspectives and approaches on some critical issues covered in this art course. Our tutors work closely together to provide a coherent structure and experience throughout your time here.

Small Groups with Bespoke Art Tuition
We always limit each of our art classes to less than 10 art students, allowing our teachers to work closely with every student and provide individual guidance. According to each student’s Study Plan, during each lesson, the teacher will arrange the most suitable subject for you and will teach each student appropriate techniques.

Flexible Timetable to Let You Choose the Days You Want to Attend
When you purchase a course package (e.g. a 60 art lessons course), it will be transferred to your online account. You will be able to log-in and use your course package to book any available art class at the centre or the live online art lessons (see timetable section below). We have art classes every day, and you can book them at any time. Because you can book the time slots that are most suitable for you, you can also choose your starting date as well.

Flexible Credit System to Save You Money
One lesson will be taken from your package only when you book a class. Therefore, you don’t have to book and use all the lessons immediately, but you can book them as you progress with the art course. The system is just like an Oyster Card; you use as you go.

Our Tutors Will Update Your Progress on Your Account After Each Lesson
After each art lesson, our tutor will leave internal feedback for other tutors to see. This information briefs art tutors from different time slots on your progress, including what you did in the previous art lessons and what you should do in the upcoming ones. Therefore, even if you leave for a holiday break, when you return, all your progress history will be saved there for our tutors to use to resume your art lessons.

Manage Your Bookings from Your Online Account
You can easily cancel, reschedule and book your art lessons all from your online account. Please note that we have a 48H cancellation and reschedule policy. We recommend booking art classes at least 2 days or earlier to guarantee enough availability of seats and to give you enough time if you need to reschedule/cancel the session.

ART MATERIALS PACKS

Using the right art materials playing an essential role in the art course.  You can prepare your art materials by yourself from this list, to avoid the trouble of mistakenly purchasing the wrong art materials. Our art tutors have designed a variety of drawing and painting art materials packages specifically for our art courses with promising quality. They contain all the necessary art tools that you will need to use during the art lessons. You can pre-order online in the checkout page, or via this link: Art Material Packages.

STUDENT ONLINE ACCOUNT

Every student has a personal online account. Once you sign up for a course, your course lessons will be added to your online account. You can log in or sign up for a student account after clicking Book Now under your preferred course. The online account allows you to:

1. Check the course timetable and book the time slots of lessons you want to attend.
2. Book the classes with your preferred tutors.
3. Manage your existing bookings and check your booking history.
4. Receive confirmation emails and text messages with reminders about your bookings.

HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR THE ART COURSE?

Once you sign up for an art course with us, you can choose to either attend the group art lessons at our central London art studio or live online art lessons – a unique option to learn leading art tuition in-person or remotely.

1. Purchase your preferred art course from this page below by clicking on the Book Now button.

2. The login/signup pop-up window will appear after clicking on the Book Now button. Sign up (new student) or login (returning student) to proceed to payment as you need an account to sync your order and book your lessons.

3. After payment, the system will redirect you to your online account to book your preferred time slots from the timetable for your on-site sessions at the centre or live online art lessons.

4. You will receive a confirmation email once the booking is confirmed.

Timetable

Live Online Art Lessons(L)        On-site Art Lessons(O)       2hr/Lesson


You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and On-site Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). Online lessons allow a maximum of 6 students per class while 10 for on-site.

Tuesday

4-6pm (L/O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Thursday

4-6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

10am-12pm (L/O)

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Timetable

Live Online Art Lessons(L)
On-site Art Lessons(O)
2hr/Lesson


You can find the timetable below for both Live Online Art Lessons and On-site Art Lessons (held at Sunny Art Centre). Online lessons allow a maximum of 6 students per class while 10 for on-site.

Tuesday

 4-6pm (L/O)

 6:30-8:30pm (O)

Thursday

4-6pm (O)

6:30-8:30pm (O)

Saturday

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)

Sunday

10am-12pm (L/O)

1-3pm (O)

3.30-5.30pm (O)


Choose An Acrylic Painting 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.

50 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Art 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

Certification

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

40 Art 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

Certification

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

20 Art 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
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

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 practising complementary 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.

50 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

40  Art Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Art 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)

Certification

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

40 Art 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

Certification

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

20 Art 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
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions

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.

50 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

40 Art Lessons (2 hours each)

20 Art Lessons (2 hours each)


50 Art 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

Certification

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

40 Art 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

Certification

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

20 Art 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
  • Access to life drawing and museums sessions