Acrylic Painting - Taking Inspiration from Cezanne, Matisse & Picasso
This course provides an exciting opportunity to experiment with the techniques of painting with acrylics, through exploring colour, composition, mark-making and a range of different subject matter. The course is structured into three-week projects in which we will use the art of a particular artist as a starting point to making our own artwork. We will look first at Cezanne's still life paintings, and compositional strategies. Through Picasso's work we will explore anatomy, the figure, and abstraction techniques; with Matisse, we will focus on colour and pattern.

Teaching and learning will be based on a variety of methods including tutor presentation and one-to-one personalised guidance. Learners are also encouraged to experiment and incorporate their own ideas. This is a fun opportunity to learn something about other artists, to be creative and to experiment with different drawing and painting techniques, within a relaxed and encouraging environment.
Prosp User 3
Learners do not need prior knowledge of any art history or of drawing and painting. Prosp User 4
Acrylic paper or card A3 size
Acrylic Paints:
White (eg Titanium white)
Bright yellow (eg Cadmium yellow)
Bright red (eg Cadmium red)
Dark red (eg Magenta)
Dark Blue (eg Prussian blue)
Bright Blue (eg Cobalt blue)
Brown (eg Burnt sienna)
Grey (eg Paynes grey)
Masking tape; Range of different size brushes (make sure one is very small for detail); Palette; Drawing tools: pencils, eraser, ruler

Please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
Prosp User 5
No session on 27th October 2021 (half-term holidays).

This course takes place in the Garden Room at the central library in York. It is a ground floor classroom. Please note that the library has no parking available. There are sometimes a couple of available parking slots for people with a blue badge directly outside the library but these are City of York Council owned, and not library owned, and cannot be relied on to be available. There are bike racks and a number of buses that stop nearby.
Prosp User 6

COVID classroom safety

COVID classroom safety
When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue. When attending a face to face course, learners and staff will be expected to conform with the COVID-19 guidance in place at each venue.
In any Explore building, face coverings are currently mandatory unless you are exempt. In all buildings currently used by York Learning, face coverings are highly recommended in communal areas and we would recommend them in your classroom too. In any Explore building, face coverings are currently mandatory unless you are exempt. In all buildings currently used by York Learning, face coverings are highly recommended in communal areas and we would recommend them in your classroom too.
You may also be asked to clean your own work area and bring your own refreshments etc. depending on the national COVID-19 guidance at the time. You may also be asked to clean your own work area and bring your own refreshments etc. depending on the national COVID-19 guidance at the time.
We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space. We ask that you please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session for your own personal space.
We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request. We would ask all learners and staff to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to attending each session of a course. Please note, we cannot enforce testing and it cannot be assumed that all learners will have complied with this request.
Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council. Click here to view more information about testing options on the CYC website: Symptom-free coronavirus testing – City of York Council.
In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer. In the same way, we would recommend that staff and learners take up the offer of their vaccine, but we are unable to enforce this and it cannot be assumed that all learners or staff will have accepted the offer.
If you or any member of your household are contacted by Track and Trace and told you have tested positive for the new Omicron variant, every member of the household is required to isolate for 10 days regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated or not. If you or any member of your household are contacted by Track and Trace and told you have tested positive for the new Omicron variant, every member of the household is required to isolate for 10 days regardless of whether they are fully vaccinated or not.
Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs. Face-to-face delivery may need to switch to online delivery if COVID-19 guidelines change at short notice. Please note that refunds cannot be given if this situation occurs.
Due to the practical nature of some courses, where it is not possible for the course to be taught online a pro-rata refund will be given in this case. Due to the practical nature of some courses, where it is not possible for the course to be taught online a pro-rata refund will be given in this case.

Learners who live in devolved authorities

Learners who live in devolved authorities
York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. York Learning receives government funding which allows us to offer courses at a lower cost. The guidelines relating to devolution means that we cannot apply this funding to learners who live in devolved areas such as the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.
If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area. If you live in one of these areas we would recommend that , before committing to a course with York Learning, you explore options to study the course in your local area.
If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost. If you would prefer to continue your learning with York Learning please note that the price of the course could be double the advertised cost.
In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment. In this case, please contact us on 01904 554277 to complete your enrolment.
AT1/AZ1
29/09/2021
15/12/2021
14:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Rachael Burnett
120.00
£110.00 if in receipt of State Pension, or £35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits