Learn to paint in a week ADED11242

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This is an intensive week-long course for students who have already attended the absolute beginners' drawing course or for students who have already learned basic drawing skills. And would like to make paintings. Over the week you will learn how to mix colour and how to apply paint. You will learn the difference between using thick opaque paint and translucent paint and the various techniques and styles for each. Possible themes will include still life, landscape, abstract and botanical studies. Materials are not provided. 


14-18 June 2020

Monday to Friday, 10.00 - 16.00


Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Allow the student to develop skills in painting including how to 'see' like an artist.

■ Familiarise the student with a variety of painting techniques, media and equipment.

■ Teach the student to paint subject matter which is accurate in proportion, in a variety of styles.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Practically demonstrate how to paint technically and accurately in line and tone, texture and colours. 

■ Practically demonstrate creativity in a variety of painting techniques, media and style.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits