Course Description

Explore a variety of acrylic painting techniques, and develop basic painting skills. You will work mainly from still-life, landscape, and photographs but will also experiment with abstraction. While similar to oil paints, acrylics are water-based and preferred for home-studio use.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Identify fundamentals of representing form, including volume, light, and surface
  • Apply selected acrylic painting techniques
  • Assess their own artwork and artworks in general
  • Define basic colour theory 
  • Develop their creativity


Beginners are welcome!
Estimated cost for supplies, covered by students: $100

Students will be provided with a supplies list prior to course start.


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6:00PM to 9:00PM
Apr 17, 2020 to Jun 19, 2020
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $425.00
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Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with Desire2Learn or Adobe Connect are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Receive a discount of 5% per course by registering at the same time for three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate. To receive the discount, you must register by calling 403-220-2866. 


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