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How to Paint - Beginners 1

How to Paint - Beginners 1

Do you want to learn to paint?

Discover your inner artist and learn to paint in a fun and supportive environment. Our Painting for Beginners courses are a great way to spend some relaxing time away from your busy work schedule and channel your creative energy.

This course is perfect for those who have always wanted to paint but not known where to start. It is also a great next step for students who have completed our How to Draw Beginners course.

Starting with basic colour theory and mixing colours, you will learn how to begin a painting from initial drawing to completion, working with a variety of different mediums including brushes and palette knives. You will also learn how to set up your palette, brushes and palette knives, allowing you to get the best results from your artist’s tools.

Mainly working with water soluble acrylic paints to capture still life objects, our experienced tutors will encourage and help build your confidence as a painter and artist, as well as giving you the freedom to discover your unique style.

Painting for Beginners Course Content


During our How to Paint for Beginners course you will:

  • Understand how to set up your palette, brushes, palette knives and mediums
  • Discover basic colour theory and colour mixing
  • Learn how to paint with water soluble acrylics
  • Work with still life objects and set-ups
  • Gain confidence in producing your first painted artworks
  • Like all of our art and drawing classes, receive constructive guidance and feedback

Paint can be messy, so bring a protective apron (there will be a few available for those who have come straight from work), or wear washable clothes!

No need to bring anything else, just yourself and your creativity! All materials including paper will be provided.

Hear what our students have to say


The teacher was welcoming from the start. He gave clear instructions and advised us 1:1 as we painted. The venue was inspiring.

Rachel

Brilliant class. Saturdays work really well. Stephen is a brilliant and patient tutor! I've learnt loads.

Lee-Anne

I truly enjoyed this class. I did not know anything about painting and it was the perfect way to start learning. The tutor was awesome, thank you!

Camille

Tutor interacted with all students with positive encouragement and advice. He ensured the day was instructional but also fun.

Paula

Fabulous tutor who made everyone feel included regardless of their skill level. I learned many things both technical and creative.

Brian

Everything was brilliant. Had a great time! The tutor was great and all of the equipment was good.

Amber


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DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
14 Nov Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Stephen Nicholas Arts Theatre £89.00
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14 Nov Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Stephen Nicholas Arts Theatre £89.00
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20 Mar Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Francine Lawrence and Susi Hoyle Arts Theatre £89.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
14 Nov Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Stephen Nicholas Arts Theatre £89.00
SOLD OUT Add to waiting list
12 Dec Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Lawrence Francis Crane Arts Theatre £89.00
Book Now
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Book Now
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4 Jan - 2 Feb Mon 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Stephen Nicholas Arts Theatre £210.00
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10 Feb - 10 Mar Wed 18:45-21:15 5 weeks Stephen Nicholas Arts Theatre £210.00
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20 Mar Sat 10:30-16:30 1 day Francine Lawrence and Susi Hoyle Arts Theatre £89.00
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Book Now
Gift this courseClick the gift icon to gift this course

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

How to Paint – Beginners 1 Venues


How to Paint – Beginners 1 tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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