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.
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
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
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
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.
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.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
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.
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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.
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