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Further Painting with Acrylics

Tue 01 Mar 2022 - Tue 29 Mar 2022


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5 Week Course


£120* | £100* Concession



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Further Painting with Acrylics

This course will help you develop your skills and offer an all-round approach for those wishing to improve painting abilityIt  is ideal if you have completed one of our Acrylic Painting for Beginners courses and wish to learn more about painting techniques, composition, colour and styles. This course will draw from art history and contemporary fine art to help contextualise approaches to painting.


Week 1

Abstract Composition

Project: Abstract Composition. Using all the accumulated skills students will develop their own painting from a photo. Students should bring with them a selection of images that resonate with

them. These could be photos you have taken, cuttings from magazines or newspapers or photos you have found online. The aim will be to create an abstract painting that is born from the key elements of what excites you about your chosen images.

Week 2

Life model

Starting with a limited palette, students will concentrate on tone and shading, then we will be having a variety of timed exercises, work on freeing up the brush strokes and create interesting studies from the life model.

Week 3

Modern Landscape 

Using contemporary landscape artists as inspiration, students will produce their own painting based on the style of their chosen artist.

Week 4

Let Loose

Using all the accumulated skills students will develop their own figurative Painting.

Week 5

You’ve Made It!

Supported self study followed by final touches to artwork. Additional tutorials can be delivered on a one to one or group basis.

Evaluation of course, learner achievement and progression, most importantly… Celebration!



  • Tue 1 Mar: 10.30am – 1pm
  • Tue 8 Mar: 10.30am – 1pm
  • Tue 15 Mar: 10.30am – 1pm
  • Tue 22 Mar: 10.30am – 1pm
  • Tue 29 Mar: 10.30am – 1pm


Sophie Berger is a practicing fine artist with work in UK and international galleries, she is a regular teacher for the short courses at Plymouth College of Art and Kingbeare Studios. Sophie’s work is greatly affected by colour and atmosphere, both of which change due to weather and seasons, so observation of the environment and surroundings influence her work both directly as well as subconsciously. 

Living in a remote village on Dartmoor, Sophie spends her time on the moors or coastline, sketching in charcoal and coloured ink then using these to influence her paintings back in her studio. 

Places are limited and pre-booking is required. To learn about the Covid-19 safety measures we have put in place please read the following information about your visit to Exeter Phoenix >>

Workshop attendees get 10% off all food and hot drinks at the Café Bar.


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