When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor TBC MCA HPL - Grade H
  • Course Code K23MCAF10C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Unlock your imagination and explore experimental approaches to painting. Be inspired by music, poetry, stories and other artworks in practical exercises and projects. Use a range of different methods and materials including paint, collage and mixed media to visualise your creative ideas. Work from both observation and the Imagination. All levels and abilities welcome.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explore the basic qualities of watercolour, acrylics and oil paint
  • Practice using a range of brushes
  • Identify and create specific paint marks
  • Create paintings from observation using each media separately


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a practical course, and you will spend most of class time painting. The course focusses on painting from direct observation, photographs, imagination, using a variety of materials and techniques. To ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular and detailed feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    This structured course is for beginners and for those who want to refresh skills.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    You may need to purchase your own additional materials as advised by your tutor. We provide materials for onsite students at a cost-effective price.

    What you need

    It would be useful to have a sketchbook/paper, pencils, pens, black fluid drawing ink or Indian ink. You will need to have your own Watercolour paints. You will need a palette of some kind to mix your watercolours. You can order these materials online from shops such as Cass art, Jacksons art supplies or Great Art supplies. Other materials needed will be advised during the course.

    What you can do next

    Further and part time drawing & painting courses at Morley College, part-time and full-time fine art courses, BTEC, BA & MA.