Acrylic Painting for Beginners

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Course code: PL1245F

A fascinating and welcoming introduction to using acrylics to create a range of pieces using different subjects.

When and where


From 25 Apr 2024 to 04 Jul 2024
Thu 13:30-15:30

10 weeks

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25 Apr 2024

13:30 to 15:30

02 May 2024

13:30 to 15:30

09 May 2024

13:30 to 15:30

16 May 2024

13:30 to 15:30

23 May 2024

13:30 to 15:30

06 Jun 2024

13:30 to 15:30

13 Jun 2024

13:30 to 15:30

20 Jun 2024

13:30 to 15:30

27 Jun 2024

13:30 to 15:30

04 Jul 2024

13:30 to 15:30


King's Park Leisure & Learning Centre 

Bournemouth Indoor Bowls Centre, Kings Park Drive



Fees and concessions

The fee for this course is £130.00.

The full (undiscounted) tuition fee for this course is £130.00, the concession rate is £65.00.


Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>During this course you will receive both group and individual support in order to help you learn more about Acrylic Painting. Topics that may be covered include:</p>

<li>Understanding colour theory</li>
<li>Mixing colours</li>
<li>Applying more advanced techniques using acrylics</li>
<li>Understanding composition</li>
<li>Understanding perspective</li>

<p>This is a structured course with demonstrations of techniques and individual coaching. You will use real life subjects and photographs to learn to observe shapes and colours and how to apply acrylic to achieve wonderful effects. All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course. Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.</p>

<p>Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.</p>

<p>This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.</p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>There are no Pre-course information sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you.</p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. There is no qualification or examination attached to this course.</p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>This is a Beginners course, for those with no experience (or very basic knowledge) of the subject, including some memory of the subject from school.</p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder. You should also bring any relevant art materials that you have available to the first session, but before buying expensive materials and equipment please discuss their purchase with your tutor. You will be expected to purchase your own materials as the course progresses. Advice about appropriate choices will be given during the first session. You are advised to wear old clothes or an overall to protect your clothes.</p>