Introduction to Landscape Painting ADED11548

  • 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 5 week course provides a practical approach to painting landscapes, and is suitable for both beginners and those who wish to consolidate their existing skills, no matter their preferred medium. Through a variety of demonstrations and lessons we will concentrate on the importance of composition, colour mixing and mark making in landscape painting. Materials are not provided.


3 hours per week for 5 weeks

Block 3, weeks 1-5: Thursdays, 10.00-13.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





No summative assessments will be undertaken.

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

■ To introduce students to the skills necessary to develop colour mixing and mark making in landscape painting

■ To introduce students to different methods of paint application and painting techniques

■ To improve students' awareness, insight and perception of landscape painting

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

■ Demonstrate practically their acquired technical skills in brushwork, paint application and mark making in their landscapes

■ Demonstrate practically a confident and expressive approach to their landscape painting

■ Create complex artwork through an improved understanding of drawing and painting processes

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable to a non-credit bearing course