Painting 2

Course Dates: 27/09/19 - 29/11/19
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Amanda Knight

Covers themes similar to those in 'Painting course 1', but in more depth and with a stronger emphasis on experimentation. Suitable if you already have some experience in painting. Basic materials included.


What is the course about?

Broaden your understanding of visual language, and focus on particular areas in painting in more depth. Develop a greater proficiency in the use of oil or acrylic paint and become familiar with a varied range of techniques and their appropriate applications.

What will we cover?

There will be a variety of painting exercises and projects aimed at developing your painting skills and understanding of painting. Projects will vary according to the strengths and interests of each course tutor, however the underlying core elements will not differ.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- apply painting methods such as glazing, impasto and wet on wet
- use formal elements, such as tone, composition and colour effectively
- be aware of the effects of surface quality and texture in an image
- have basic skills in appraising your own work
- start to select areas of interest for further development.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

You should have some painting experience and it is helpful to have completed a 'Painting 1' or 'Introduction to painting' course.

You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Practical work, individual and group tutoring, group discussion, demonstrations, visual presentations and handouts.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Basic materials are provided, such as acrylic and oil paint , basic brushes and paper. If you would like to extend the range for your personal use, your tutor will be able to advise you on what to buy and where to buy it from. Please wear old clothes.

If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at *Terms and conditions apply, visit

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

From Painting 2 you can progress to the wider Painting curriculum such as the City Lit fine Art Course, Painting and the Creative Imagination, Develop your Painting or Ways into Abstract Painting.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

This course will require you to step out of your comfort zone and work hard but it will leave you feeling very satisfied. And it's a lot of fun. Highly recommend.
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Review by Shirley / (Posted on 03/07/2019)
It is a really enjoyable course and I have learned loads - definitely worth doing.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 29/03/2019)
Engaged tutor. I learned about myself from feedback on my work, taste and style.
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Review by Elizabeth / (Posted on 28/03/2019)
Encouraged by Painting 1, I embarked on Painting 2 and it exceeded all expectations. The tutor layers learning like she layers paint so you grow in confidence week on week.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 16/03/2019)
Class is structured around interesting exercises with opportunities to develop composition and technique. Tutor encourages good class dynamics and discussion.
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Review by New painter / (Posted on 15/03/2019)
Excellent teacher, structure to the course and delivery. Practise that is taught is linked to examples of contemporary painting practise.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 12/03/2019)
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Course Code: VM515

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Fri, day, 27 Sep - 29 Nov '19

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £349.00
Senior fee: £279.00
Concession: £213.00

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