Buy a Gift Voucher

Acrylics Now - Nottingham Trent University

Acrylics Now - Nottingham Trent University

Duration: Ten evenings

Price: £395

Book with: Creative Short Courses
at Nottingham Trent University

50 Shakespeare Street
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 4FQ

Contact course provider

About the Course

This course is ideal for those people new to acrylics and those with some experience.

It will cover the basic tenets of acrylics; the materiality of the paint, the support (board, canvas, paper or other) and the tools required to create different effects.

Throughout the course there will be a range of practical activities and inspiring projects for you to engage with, supported by demonstrations of specific materials and techniques, and supportive group critiques.

On this course, you will:

- complete colour mixing exercises
- apply paint through traditional methods using a range of brushes
- move on to more inventive mark-making with palette knives (to create impasto effects), as well as dripping and pouring diluted paint.

Throughout the course you are encouraged to assemble images and identify your own potential subject matter, and you will find it beneficial to complete relevant homework and reflect on your approach to acrylics between sessions.

You will have the opportunity to engage with the basic handling of materials and processes through a selection of tried and tested exercises, and you will be encouraged to look closely and respond to your own environment and cultural experience when realising a project.

This is a practical course and the subject is underpinned by theory and art historical references.

The course introduction will include a brief overview of the relatively new tradition of acrylic.

However, the focus will soon shift to contemporary uses of acrylic and artists using this medium will be explored and researched.

The course is anchored in the stuff of acrylic painting; it’s a hands-on course and, whilst the focus is on acrylic paint as a specialised medium, there will be opportunities experiment – e.g. using it as mixed media and/or with collage techniques.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course you will have created a portfolio of new, innovative work.

The course could also be a means to progress within fine art into different materials or approaches.

Click through above to book your place online.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Ten evenings of quality tuition with an experienced tutor, Wednesdays 6 - 8:30 pm.
Maximum class size: 14.



Review this course


Course Start Dates

Wednesday 22nd January 2020

  • Accessible by public transport
  • Disabled access
  • Evenings
  • Long term / weekly / monthly
  • Suitable for beginners

Bronze Badge
What does this mean?

This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.