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Acrylic Painting Diploma Course

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Acrylic Painting Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Designed to inspire, enthuse, and educate, the Acrylic Painting Diploma Course will take you from a complete beginner to a confident painter.

Techniques and theories are simplified for easier comprehension, while practical exercises and step-by-step projects assist your learning at every stage. You’ll get to know the tools you’ll need and how to use them, and how to mix and apply paint. You’ll also learn about the idea generation and project creation process, so you’re never short of subjects to immortalise.

The course begins with a brief overview of acrylic painting. This includes an examination of how acrylics compare to water-based and oil paint, the tools you’ll need, and how to keep things cost-effective. To get you painting quickly, you’ll then jump into a simple warm-up exercise.

We’ll look at the importance of keeping a sketchbook journal as an inspirational and exploratory tool, and various methods of cataloguing and recording visual interests and prompts. The course will talk you through observing and noticing creative opportunities in everyday life, generating ideas, and developing them into projects.

The course will guide you through painting found objects, a natural landscape, a cityscape, and a still life – exploring the techniques and processes used to create each – with projects to complete for each.

The course concludes with advice on how to develop a plan that will help you to continue on your creative journey once you have completed the course.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the tools and techniques of acrylic painting
  • Explore the importance of keeping a sketchbook and the creative process
  • Understand how to go from idea generation and project development to finished piece
  • Learn how to paint found objects, natural landscapes, cityscapes, and still lifes
  • Be able to develop a plan that will help you to keep painting and developing your ability
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: Why use Acrylic Paint?
  • Part 2: Tools for Acrylic Painting
  • Part 3: Types of Supports to use for Acrylic Painting
  • Part 4: Supplies List for a Basic Tool Kit
  • Part 5: Research
  • Project 1: Starting to Research
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Starting to Paint
  • Part 2: The Work-Along: Experimentation with Wet in Wet Technique
  • Part 3: Work-along: ‘Wet in Wet’
  • Project 2: Wet in Wet Landscape
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: What is a Sketchbook Journal?
  • Part 2: Mediums for Use in a Sketchbook
  • Project 3 (Part 1): Creating a Sketchbook Journal
  • Project 3 (Part Two): One-Sheet Sketchbook
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Development of a Project
  • Part 2: Spontaneous or Accidental Photographs
  • Project 4 (Part One): Spontaneous Photographs
  • Project 4 (Part Two): Painting from Abstract or Spontaneous Photographs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • What is a Diorama?
  • Project 5 (Part One)
  • Project 5 (Part Two): Painting a Diorama
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Beauty Is All Around
  • Part 2: Developing the Idea
  • Part 3: Observation
  • Project 6 (Part One): A Day in the Life
  • Project 6 (Part Two)
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • What is Mixed Media?
  • Project 7: Mixed Media Landscape
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • The Urban Landscape
  • Project 8: Create an Urban Landscape or Cityscene
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Planning the Scene for Still Life
  • Project 9: Still Life Painting – Oranges and Lemons
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • The Importance of Planning
  • Conclusion
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

Whether you’re completely new to acrylic painting, transitioning from another medium or returning to this form of painting and wishing to solidify your foundations, the Acrylic Painting Diploma Course will cater for you.

The course will equip you with the knowledge you need to start painting and provides guidance on how to continue to improve once you’ve completed it. You’ll learn all you need to know, whether you intend to paint as a hobby, create a portfolio for presenting to further education establishments or practice further and produce work to sell.

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Accreditations

The Acrylic Painting Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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