Painting Projects

This course aims to help students develop ideas for independent projects whilst being experimental with media, techniques and processes. Over the six weeks they will be introduced to the work of contemporary painters and will gain confidence in discussing their own practice.

If you would like enrol at the concession rate, please request and complete your enrolment by contacting: or calling 020 7269 6000 Mon- Thu

Who is this course for

A student can come with any level of knowledge and experience, but they must be willing to be experimental with techniques and materials and be open to expanding their visual language.

What does this course cover

On this course you will benefit from having a full day in the studio. You will be set different themes throughout the course and introduced to the work of relevant contemporary artists. You will develop your own ideas and concentrate on experimenting with materials, techniques and processes. You will be introduced to a range of different media including, inks, acrylic paint, pastels, mono printing and some collage. Experimentation with grounds, mark making and textures will also be encouraged.
You will be given time and support to develop and explore your ideas for your paintings as well as learning practical techniques.

By the end of the course you should be able to:

- Learn more about contemporary artists and different approaches to painting.
- Be confident experimenting, using and combining a range of media and techniques.
- Be able to develop your ideas and processes into finished pieces of art work.
- Feel confidant discussing your own and others art work.

What will it be like

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation via zoom. PowerPoint etc handouts with visual diagrams (emailed to students). One-to-one teaching. Group discussions all via zoom.
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching. Sharing techniques/achievements in their work via zoom/ in class displays/discussion.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

Basic materials will be supplied by the Centre.

What this course could lead to

Further Study with Mary Ward Centre.
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Got a Question about this Course?

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Why choose Mary Ward?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’