Part-time, Evening, Blended, On-line Programmes

Painting Skills and Techniques (Evening Course)


The aim of this programme is to introduce participants to a wide variety of painting skills, materials and processes. This course is aimed at beginners and those who already have painting skills but wish to expand their existing practice. Through structured lesson plans the students would develop skills and confidence in the areas of Painting, Observation and Visual Research. These skills would revolve around the following key elements and materials: Painting and Drawing Techniques, Colour/ Texture, Paints, Dry Pigments, Water Based/Oil Based, Pastels – Chalk / Oil, Inks – Gum Based / Shellac Based, Watercolours –Tube/Cake / Liquid / Crayons / Caran D’Ache Fixpencils & Water-soluble wax pastels, Mediums, Glazes, Varnishes, Brushes –various uses & suitability, Papers – various types & Stretching / Preparation, Canvas – various types, Stretching & Priming / Preparation, Boards / Paint surfaces / Preparation

Entry Requirement

There are no formal academic entry requirements. This programme is suitable for anyone wishing to explore their creative potential and learn new skills. Students will also be required to provide certain materials. Further information on materials required will be issued upon request.


Continuous evaluation will take place during the programme with final evaluation on completion of programme. Each participant should produce at least three to four small finished works, although the work would be ‘process led’ rather than product orientated


10 weeks, 2 hours per week
Wednesdays from 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Commencing Autumn 2016 – Wednesday 5th October 2016
Commencing Spring 2017 – Wednesday 8th February 2017


An LIT Certificate of Completion will be issued to eligible participants.
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