Gain self-confidence in your painting skills and learn how to plan and progress creative projects in personally expressive directions. Creative projects during the course explore two exciting artistic genres (interiors and portraits) that will enable students to enhance their acrylic painting skills and techniques.
Facial proportions and 3D modelling
Learn by looking at examples of other artists’ work and tutor-led painting demonstrations.
Gain a deeper understanding of facial proportions and how other artists create portraits using loose brushwork, expressive colour and tonal contrast. Practice painting techniques by working from images of faces.
Self-portrait acrylics project
Create expressive self-portraits using acrylic paints. Achieve facial proportion through tonal modelling and expressive colour, texture, and brushwork.
At the end of the session students will be introduced to the next project so they can prepare with a little bit of overnight homework in preparation for the next day’s self-expressive interiors project.
Developing composition and creative ideas
Develop ideas based on student’s homework, or from images supplied by the tutor. Learn by looking at examples of other artists’ work and tutor-led painting demonstrations. Students will create a study sheet of possible compositions for a finished acrylic painting considering colour, texture, tone and technique.
Self-expressive interior project
After a tutor-led demonstration and a chance for questions, students will create a beautifully finished painting of their self-expressive contemporary interior composition using acrylic paints. Lots of 1:1 support will enable all students to develop the skills needed for the effective use of specific painterly techniques, appropriate colour mixing combinations, and by exploiting formal elements such as tone, texture, shape, etc.
By the end of the course…
Students will have learned new skills and techniques in how to approach two important artistic genres using acrylic paints. New acrylic painting skills, and planning techniques for developing creative ideas and compositions for their own projects will have greatly enhanced their creative self-confidence.
“I have learnt that experimenting is fine and the best way to learn.” Mariam B
“Relaxed, supportive, non-judgemental, really enjoyable. I’m quite proud of my finished piece! Just great to empty your head and do something fun.” Catherine R