Painting for Beginners - Watercolour & Acrylics
An introduction to two popular mediums, this course will be split into two parts, with five weeks of Watercolour Painting followed by five weeks of Acrylic Painting. Designed for beginners, you will be given step-by-step guidance starting with the basics of looking after your materials, mixing colours and different painting techniques.

You’ll work on a range of fun and achievable painting projects during the course, guided by your tutor, allowing you to practise and grow in confidence. Useful resources will be posted online too, for you to access at home.
Prosp User 3
This course is suitable for beginners with little or no previous experience; or, for learners wanting to refresh their skills with a back-to-basics approach. Prosp User 4
You’ll need to provide your own art materials and bring them to class. For the first week you will need A4 watercolour paper, watercolour paints, brushes, pencil and a rubber. You will be given further details about Acrylic Paint materials during the first half of the course.

Please bring your own hand sanitiser and sanitiser wipes to each session.
Prosp User 5
No sessions on 21st October 2021 and 28th October 2021.

Please ensure that you read and understand the health and safety guidelines on any creative product or tools that you intend to use during the course, before the first class.
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/BG4
23/09/2021
16/12/2021
12:30 - 14:30
Thursday
2.00 hrs per wk
10 weeks
Liz Foster
115.00
£105.00 if in receipt of State Pension; £35.00 if in receipt of certain means-tested benefits