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Portrait Painting

This recreational course has been designed for adult learners who would like to be able to paint portraits using a variety of mediums. The aim is to find ways of capturing a likeness to the subject being painted and develop techniques associated with measuring, perspective and the application of paint using two different approaches to application. You will learn about scale and measuring, proportion, the application of paint using Watercolour and Oils, lights and darks to give depth, attention to detail using fine brushwork. You will have a better understanding of how to capture a person with drawing and painting and be able to convey the character of the person.

For further details about this course please contact Paignton ACL on 01803 540770 or email aclpaignton@southdevon.ac.uk

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Course fees
Code Location Dates Day Times Weeks 19-23 Fee 19+ Fee  
AL9E651PDN VP University 17/JAN/18 - 28/MAR/18 WED 12:30 - 14:30 10 £77.50
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FC Courses marked are full cost with no reductions available.
T2 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 2 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
T3 Courses marked may entitle you to free tuition fees if you are enrolling on your first full Level 3 qualification and are 19 to 23 years olds.
19+ Courses marked may entitle you to an Advanced Learning Loan to help fund your studies, available for learners aged 19 or over.

“I chose to study the Foundation in Art and Design course and specialised in Photography. College gives you a lot more freedom, the lessons are structured more professionally which gives you an idea of what it will be like at university. I would really recommend this course if you want to grow as a designer."Alfie Reddy

Adult and Community Learning – Paignton

This course is available at our Paignton Campus. We provide a vast range of Adult and Community Learning courses that enable you to try something new and recreational. Our provision is delivered at various locations for your convenience in Brixham, Paignton, Newton Abbot and Torquay.

If you would like to contact us out-of-hours, please email or leave a message on our answer phone service. We will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible.

Opening Times
Term time
Monday – Thursday
09:30 – 16:30 and 18:15 – 20:30

Friday
09:30 – 16:30

Vantage Point,
Long Road,
Paignton,
TQ4 7EJ

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Employability

If you want to enhance your future career prospects, we can also offer employability courses that will improve your CV. Some of our learners choose to begin with a recreational course before finding a new passion and progressing to a new qualification.

Flexibility

We offer a variety of courses at numerous locations and times, meaning that you can attend at a time and place that is convenient for you. We can also offer distance learning in specific areas.

Quality

As a leading provider of community learning in the region, we ensure that our courses are of the highest quality, in all areas of our provision across the College. We follow both nationally recognised Ofsted and recreational frameworks, which are delivered by experienced and dedicated tutors.

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