Working with Acrylics - Developing Your Skills

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Further Details




Art & Design

Course Start Date

Wednesday 22nd January 2025

Course Duration

Full-time, 10 Weeks

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 50.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

This experimental art course is designed for adults with a basic understanding of mixed media of art. Through a series of engaging lessons and projects, students will explore advanced techniques, develop their personal style, and gain a deeper understanding of the principles of art.

Course Requirements

A basic level of art – drawing, watercolours and painting is necessary.

What you will Learn

The course will cover various subjects, including still life, atmospheric landscape, techniques in watercolours and acrylics allowing students to expand their artistic repertoire.


There will be no formal assessment


Upon successful completion of the course, Students may wish to undertake the Modern Art or Art Wellness community courses. Alternatively, an Art qualification at the Trafford and Stockport College Group.

There are also community and leisure courses within the areas listed below:
Health and Social Care
Hospitality and Catering
Art and Design
Hair and Media

Career Options

Completing a short course in painting with acrylics can open up various career options in the field of visual arts. While it may not be necessary to have an extensive education to pursue these opportunities, building a strong portfolio and gaining practical experience are crucial. Here are some career options you could explore:

Freelance Artist:
Create and sell your own artwork independently.
Participate in art fairs, exhibitions, and online platforms to showcase and sell your paintings.
Offer commissioned pieces for individuals or businesses.

Art Teacher or Instructor:
Teach acrylic painting classes at community centres, art schools, or online platforms.
Share your knowledge through workshops or private lessons.

Work as a freelance or contract illustrator for book covers, magazines, websites, or marketing materials.

Create large-scale paintings or murals for public spaces, businesses, or private clients.

Art Gallery Assistant:
Assist in managing and curating art exhibitions.
Develop relationships with artists and help with the sales process.

Art Blogger or Influencer:
Share your artistic journey, techniques, and completed works on social media platforms.
Collaborate with art brands, and potentially monetize through sponsorships or selling prints.

Art Therapist:
Combine your artistic skills with therapeutic techniques to help individuals express themselves through art as a form of healing.

Art Restorer:
Specialise in the restoration and preservation of art, working with museums or private collectors.

Remember, the art world is diverse, and opportunities can arise from various sources. Networking, building a strong online presence, and continuously developing your skills will be key to finding success in the field.

Mandatory Units

There are no mandatory units

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E:

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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