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Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Painting

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Overview About this course

Learn essential painting conventions including colour theory, properties of acrylic paint, glazing, dry-brush and impasto. Develop your individual style and create memorable works of art in TAFE NSW's professional art studios.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Paint with techniques appropriate for acrylic paint

  • Develop, practise and refine your individual ideas

  • Incorporate historical and contemporary techniques and concepts into your own paintings

  • Use safe practices when handling equipment, materials and tools

  • Build an understanding of intellectual property considerations

  • Store and transport finished artworks

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

  • The knowledge and skills to use a range of painting techniques to produce a body of creative work

  • Specialist skills to develop acrylic paintings

  • Credit toward a full qualification in Visual Arts

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in exploring acrylic painting

  • An interest in developing a creative practice

  • The ability to supply your own Personal Protective Equipment such as enclosed shoes and apron

  • The ability to supply painting materials

  • Basic literacy and numeracy equivalent to a year 10 level and above

  • Basic computer skills

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future career and study options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: junior graphic designer with the Certificate III in Design Fundamentals , practicing artist with the Diploma of Visual Arts and visual arts professional with Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Statement of Attainment in Introduction to Painting does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Produce paintings CUAPAI311

  • Apply knowledge of history and theory to own arts practice CUARES301

TAFE NSW services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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