Continuation Painting QQI Level 5 (Course Code: 02)
This QQI certified course is intended for those who have already done our Introduction to Acrylic Painting course, or those who have experience of the fundamentals of painting. Participants will work on a number of painting projects, with input and instruction from the tutor. The work produced may be submitted for certification at the end of the course.
Materials list for Acrylic Painting
This is a list of a few colours I recommend. You can get more if you need to, but it is not necessary. I would advise you to look out for ready-made sets in shops like Easons, Evans and Reads, which are often cheaper than buying seperate tubes. Look for makes like Galeria and System3 which are both reasonable priced student paints.
Try not to get tubes any smaller than 60ml.
I would always get a bigger white tube, since this will be the colour you will use the most of.
Burnt umber or Raw umber
Crimson Lake (sometimes called Alizarin Crimson)
Sap green or Phthalo green
optional: Cobalt blue, Yellow ochre, Lemon yellow, Cerulean blue, Burnt sienna
We are trying to keep things simple to start off with so all we need are one large, one medium and one small.
There are round and flat brushes, so try at least one of each to see which one you prefer. Make sure that they are suitable for acrylics (ask someone in the art shop if you’re not sure)
You can get good quality expensive brushes but I would go for something medium priced.
Try not to get the cheapest brushes as the hairs often fall out of these while painting.
The advantage of acrylic paint is that you can paint on most supports. It can be anything from canvas, canvas board, acrylic paper, wood, glass and metal.
I would suggest you start off with Acrylic paper and then later when we get to your personal projects you can use canvas or canvas board. A4 size is good or bigger if you want. You can then always cut your paper down to the size that you want.
Pallette. I would suggest a disposable paper pallette which lets you use a sheet at the time for mixing and saves you cleaning up after.
Kitchen towel or rags to dry your brushes
Pencils, 2b – 6b for sketching
Jar for water
Folder (paper or plastic to contain all your work)
It is a good idea to use an easel because it is easier when you are painting upright. It allows you to stand back and see what you’ve painted. If you manage to get hold of a small table-top easel please bring it in.
Mediums and glazes. There are lots of mediums for acrylic, to give it different qualities. I will talk to you more about this in class.
Other supplies to create mixed media images, e,g,: pastel, ink, pens, mixed paper.