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Students enroll in a course in painting for many different reasons. It can fulfill an academic requirement, provide some hands-on training or be for pure enjoyment.

What is a course in painting? There are a wide variety of painting classes. Some course options involve the use of oil, acrylic or watercolors. The subject matter can differ from class to class, and choices may include landscape, portrait and still life. Many accredited institutions offer painting classes throughout the year and at times convenient for any schedule. Some students opt to take painting courses in foreign countries if they want to experience the class in a different culture and context.

Enrolling in a course in painting can be a great way to refine skills or experience a brand new medium. Painting classes may also help improve hand-eye coordination and sense of perspective, which can be beneficial for all types of art classes.

The cost of a course in painting can fluctuate by school and by country. The length of the class often impacts the price. Some typical options are year-long, semester or summer courses. An added component in the price is often materials. It is a good idea to confirm in advance whether there is an extra charge for paint, brushes and canvases.

A course in a painting can be listed as an additional qualification when applying for jobs. It may also be necessary for the completion of a degree. For many people, painting is a hobby and they take classes for fun. However, a course in painting may also help build confidence and inspire indiviudals to take the next step, such as publically exhibiting their work.

There are many great painting classes offered, and our comprehensive database is wonderful place to begin researching options. Online courses may be preferable for students who want to work at their own pace. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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International Workshop

Metàfora Art School
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The International Workshop is a 4 year multidisciplinary studio arts program for students from starter’s level to advanced art practice. Students can choose to take the entire training or embark on short term stays from one year down to 6-7 weeks. [+]

Best Course Studies in Painting 2017. The International Workshop is a 4 year multidisciplinary studio arts program for students from starter’s level to advanced art practice. Students can choose to take the entire training or embark on short term stays from one year down to 6-7 weeks. Students have their own studio-space in an old industrial warehouse. The course offers total immersion in art and culture in Barcelona though studio-visits and taking part in gallery exhibitions. Metàfora is housed in an old factory complex and attracts artists and art-students from all over the world. Classes in English with 25+ nationalities in each group. Short term stays Not everybody has the possibility ‘to tear out an entire year of the calendar and fly off to Spain’. We understand that. Therefore, we offer the possibility of shorter stays on the International Workshop. This option is a more affordable, yet intense and a concentrated way of savoring the course. Overseas students on short stays do not need to apply for a student visa, and can use a 3 month tourist visa instead. Students, who embark on a short term stay integrate entirely with the student-group on the International Workshop and can participate in all scheduled classes and activities. At the beginning of the short term stay the student will be assigned a personal tutor, who will monitor the work of the student once a week throughout the stay. Admission according to level and previous experience. [-]

Foundation Studies in Studio Arts

Metàfora Art School
Campus Full time 37 weeks January 2017 Spain Barcelona

Metàfora’s art foundation is designed for students on starter’s level who wish to pursue further education in art. Students on this modality are offered a broad introduction to different techniques as well as a fair amount of art history. [+]

“Having an experience is taking part in the world. Taking part in the world is really about sharing responsibility.” Olafur Eliasson Foundation Program in Studio Arts (Starter’s level) – Five studio blocks of 6-7 weeks, optional 1-week block (Madrid), 2 optional exhibition credits What is the Foundation Program? Metàfora’s art foundation is designed for students on starter’s level who wish to pursue further education in art. Students on this modality are offered a broad introduction to different techniques as well as a fair amount of art history. We consider it basic to help students to produce a body of work as extensive as possible, to broaden their horizon and to introduce new ways for working and perceiving art. Metàfora’s Starter’s Level is recognized as a Foundation Course in the UK. [-]

Sculpture/Painting Certificate

New York Studio School (NYSS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA New York

This course is ideal for a student who is interested in gaining/furthering their plastic experience in either Painting or Sculpture. This program, has allowed students to build their portfolio, in order to apply to other programs. [+]

Best Course Studies in Painting 2017. New York Studio School offers students an opportunity to study in a three year intensive studio Certificate Program. The focus and concentration of the Certificate Program allows individuals to hone in on their chosen areas of study: Painting or Sculpture, with Drawing as an integral component of each discipline. Students begin each semester with either a Drawing or a Sculpture Marathon. NYSS's faculty and guest artists are on site each day teaching during the two week Marathons. For the remaining 13 weeks of the academic semester, students work in their studios focusing on their area of choice: Painting or Sculpture. For the first two years Students are placed in an Atelier setting, where they are given a space which allows them to explore and immerse themselves in their main area of study. Each Atelier has a slightly different philosophy and is outlined by the selected faculty member. Students are encouraged to choose an Atelier that best fit for their goals. The motifs for each Atelier may include or lean towards: working from the perception; direct or indirect observation, abstraction or imagination. The faculty members at the Studio School are professional working artists who work with students based on a curriculum designed by the philosophy and practice of the School. During the third year of the program, students are encouraged to work independently and are allocated to a private/semi private studio. The Certificate Program culminates in a Completion Exhibition - with their fellow graduates. Throughout the duration of the three years, students are encouraged to participate in other course offerings including the lunch time lectures, Professional Development Seminars, Peer Seminar Group: Exhibitions of Contemporary Art and the esteemed Evening Lecture Series that hosts some of New York City's most influential artists, writers, critics, and historians. Students will often register and join the Evening and Saturday classes including Sculpture, Painting, Drawing and Watercolor classes for exposure to other faculty members' working methodologies. This course is ideal for a student who is interested in gaining/furthering their plastic experience in either Painting or Sculpture. Ideally, enrollment is for the full three years, though accommodations can be made for the right applicant to attend one or more semesters, depending upon their availability. This program, has allowed students to build their portfolio, in order to apply to other programs. There is no automatic transfer between the Certificate and MFA programs: students who wish to apply for an MFA while enrolled in the Certificate program must apply directly to the program and will be considered as new applicants. Scholarship Financial aid helps provide highly gifted students the opportunity to experience a rigorous education in the visual arts among a talented peer group and under the guidance of internationally recognized faculty. Most New York Studio School financial assistance is awarded on the basis of the student’s documented financial need as demonstrated by completing and submitting the School's Financial Aid Application found on the "Financial Services" page. All students must complete the Financial Aid Application on an annual basis and be in good academic standing to be considered for financial assistance. In addition to scholarships awarded from the School’s endowed scholarship fund, a number of special scholarships are awarded as funding is made available to the School. JANE CHACE CARROLL Scholarships – provides scholarships of $15,000 per year to qualified MFA students for two full years of study. RAMAPO TRUST Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming MFA or Certificate students who are over the age of 40 as funding permits. MILTON & SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION Scholarships – awarded to continuing and incoming MFA and Certificate students. CHARLES CAJORI SCHOLARSHIP FOR PAINTING – annually awarded to one MFA or Certificate student who demonstrates artistic talent and financial need. LCU FUND FOR WOMEN’S EDUCATION Housing Awards – awarded to continuing or incoming female MFA students who make less than $30,000 a year, receive little or no financial support from family members or others, and remain in good standing within their program of study. ABSOLUTE SECRET Endowed Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming students based on financial need. HARRIET GLAZIER Endowed Scholarships for Women Painters – awarded to continuing or incoming female painting students based on financial need. HELENA RUBINSTEIN Foundation Endowed Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming female MFA students. HENRY WOLF Foundation Endowed Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming MFA or Certificate students based on financial need. PETER RIPPON/ROYAL ACADEMY Travel Award – awarded for use in an exchange program between the Royal Academy of Art in London and the New York Studio School. HOHENBERG Travel Award – awarded for use as a stipend for European travel to full-time qualified students who have attended the New York Studio School for a minimum of 4 semesters. To apply, students must submit a description of travel plans and a recent work for inclusion in an exhibition for applicants. The award is determined by a vote of faculty during the exhibition of submitted artwork. Voting faculty are provided with each applicant's travel plans. CHAUTAUQUA School of Art Scholarships – awarded annually to a full-time student enrolled at the New York Studio School during the Spring semester to attend the Chautauqua Summer Program. [-]

Drawing & Painting – Extended Workshop

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

This is a termly course for people with some painting experience who wish to build on their skills and knowledge, improve their practice or aspire to progress to higher level courses. A wide range of media, techniques and subject matter will be studied through practising drawing [+]

Our Painting & Drawing Courses aim to provide something for everyone. For the beginner who wants to learn about a new expressive medium or for the more experienced practitioner who wants the chance to experiment and find constructive criticism. Our courses allow for beginners and experienced practitioners to work together exploring different painting materials, techniques and subject disciplines. Drawing is an essential skill that underpins all of our artistic and creative endeavours. Drawing allows us to be expressive and descriptive, to explore and to communicate. We offer a range of drawing classes that will allow you to investigate drawing practice with guidance and support. Our drawing courses are grounded in established practice but embrace innovation and experimentation. Life drawing and painting classes give learners the opportunity to study and work from the human figure and explore different mediums, materials and techniques. Drawing from the figure can inspire many different forms of artistic inquiry; from an exploration of identity to an understanding of human physicality. Observation, composition, measuring and expression are key elements and poses are also given an historical reference and context. No particular school or philosophy of art governs our course provision except a commitment to the excellence of the learning experience. Art materials are not included in the course fee but basic materials can be purchased from the college at reasonable prices. Any extra costs will be indicated in the course outline or at interview and advice sessions. (Please note that for life drawing classes a nude model is used.) Course Overview This is a termly course for people with some painting experience who wish to build on their skills and knowledge, improve their practice or aspire to progress to higher level courses. A wide range of media, techniques and subject matter will be studied through practising drawing and painting in a series of varied and lively projects. Studio tutorials will support individual development. You will learn about the work of contemporary and historical artists through termly visits to galleries, museums or artist’s studios. You will need a sketchbook and some basic tools such as pencils and brushes.Art materials costs are not included in the course fee. Campus: Kensington Centre Times: Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Masterclass – Colour Viscosity Printing for Etching

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 1 week March 2017 United Kingdom London

If you enjoy using colour in your printmaking or painting why not try this exciting multi-colour printing technique which allows you to print several colours from a single plate or image. [+]

Best Course Studies in Painting 2017. We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview If you enjoy using colour in your printmaking or painting why not try this exciting multi-colour printing technique which allows you to print several colours from a single plate or image. By rolling different viscosities of ink across the surfaces of the plate, the process combines the principles of relief and intaglio printing achieving exciting, unexpected colour blends and effects. It was pioneered by British printmaker Stanley William Hayter in the 1960’s. You will work on two small images simultaneously learing to deep etch an image into zinc plates to achieve different levels in the surface. You will then learn to mix different viscosities of coloured inks, how to apply them to your image and print on to paper. Once you get printing the possibilities become exciting and experimental with many variations to explore. Printing experience is helpful but beginners with an art background are welcome. The studio in the Carlyle building (Room CG05) at the Chelsea Centre is light, spacious and well-equipped with specialist facilities for etching. There are 2 Rochat presses bed size 26 x 56 inches. The course fee includes all materials. Maximum 8 places. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Wed/Thu/Fri 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

INTRODUCTORY COURSE IN APPLIED ARTS

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The foundation course in applied arts takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid pluridisciplinary artistic bases that are common to every profession in applied arts, whether in design, fashion, animation or interior architecture. [+]

The foundation course in applied arts takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid pluridisciplinary artistic bases that are common to every profession in applied arts, whether in design, fashion, animation or interior architecture. CONTINUING TO DEGREE COURSES AT LISAA This is a key year for choosing a profession, continuing to degree courses at LISAA in graphic design, interior architecture & design, fashion, animation & video games, or to prepare for competitive exams for higher education fine art schools. THREE TEACHING AIMS To reveal the creativity of each student through the learning of fundamental techniques: drawing, colour, composition, volume, perspective and graphic design. To raise students’ awareness of artistic culture in order to bring them the curiosity and open-mindedness required for a qualitative and enduring education. To allow the student to find their place amongst the different design professions and therefore prepare and choose, in complete confidence, which specialisation to follow. Advantages of the Course Individual student guidance and several meetings throughout the year to monitor development, technical skills, course choice and to support students in their projects. Student participation in a week-long multidisciplinary workshop led by professionals. Presentation of projects to judging panels made up of professionals and teachers twice a year. Development of a personal project reflecting the creative universe of each student and their ability to develop a concept. Possibility to undertake a work placement from the foundation year onwards. Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is dependent on presentation of a portfolio of personal work and an oral interview. The student’s technical and artistic capability in addition, above all, to their motivation and suitability will be evaluated with regards the specifics of disciplines in the design sector. [-]

FOUNDATION YEAR

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The Introductory Course in Applied Arts (MANAA) takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid artistic bases that will be essential throughout their career as a designer. [+]

Best Course Studies in Painting 2017. The Introductory Course in Applied Arts (MANAA) takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid artistic bases that will be essential throughout their career as a designer. THREE TEACHING AIMS To reveal the creativity of each student through the learning of fundamental techniques: drawing, colour, composition, volume, perspective and graphic design. To raise students’ awareness of artistic culture in order to bring them the curiosity and open-mindedness required for a qualitative and enduring education. To allow the student to find their place amongst the different design professions and therefore prepare and choose, in complete confidence, which specialisation to follow. PREPARATION FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FINE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOLS Upon completion of the Introductory Course in Applied Arts, each student will have acquired the necessary skills to apply for the competitive exams for national higher education schools (decorative arts, design…). CONTINUING TO DEGREE COURSES AT LISAA This is a key year for choosing a profession, continuing to degree courses at LISAA in graphic design, interior architecture & design, fashion, animation & video games, or to prepare for competitive exams for higher education fine art schools. Advantages of the Course A large network of alumni Links between different disciplines in order for the students to understand the complementary nature of skillsets Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is dependent on presentation of a portfolio of personal work and an oral interview. The student’s technical and artistic capability in addition, above all, to their motivation and suitability will be evaluated with regards the specifics of disciplines in the design sector. [-]

Visual and Creative Arts

Fleming College
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Canada Haliburton

The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (VCAD) offers you unique and flexible options for earning a diploma in the visual arts. Choose the learning path that is right for you. It’s your diploma, your way. [+]

The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (VCAD) offers you unique and flexible options for earning a diploma in the visual arts. Choose the learning path that is right for you. It’s your diploma, your way. VCAD = foundation courses + elective courses Foundation Courses These courses are required to develop the foundational skills for Visual and Creative Arts Diploma candidates: 3D Design Art History - The Recent Century Contemporary Art Investigations Design I Drawing Disciplines Media Explorations I Visual Documentation Business for Artists Concept Development Design II Media Explorations II Portfolio and Presentation 2 General Education Electives Elective Courses The elective courses build upon the foundation courses and focus on studio-based learning and techniques. You can acquire these elective courses through one of two learning pathways: the Specialist Option; or the Generalist Option. Specialist Option Take one of our 15-week Art Certificate programs: Artist Blacksmith Ceramics Digital Image Design Drawing & Painting (Visual Arts Fundamentals) Glassblowing Jewellery Essentials Photo Arts Sculpture Fibre Arts Generalist Option Or, you can obtain your elective courses by taking a Generalist Option. Choose 12 courses plus a two-week capstone course. Study at your own pace, including spring, summer and fall courses (see the Haliburton School of The Arts Calendar for these courses). You can fast-track this program and complete your diploma in one calendar year. Why Choose Fleming This program is delivered at Fleming College’s Haliburton Campus, located in central Ontario's spectacular Haliburton Highlands region and home to the Haliburton School of The Arts, renowned for outstanding arts programming. Designed for visual artists, the contemporary architecture maximizes natural light in the studios, classrooms and common areas. It's the perfect environment to flourish as an artist. Fleming students have unique and flexible options for earning their diploma in the visual arts. Once students have completed their certificate, they can continue their education by enrolling in two more semesters of study to complete their Visual and Creative Arts diploma. Students can continue their arts education through transfer agreements with several universities including Emily Carr University of Art and Design, OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) and Wayne State University, Michigan. The certificate programs are delivered in an intensive format in which two semesters of credits can be completed in only 15 weeks. Each certificate course comprises 32.5 hours of in-class instruction with an additional 15 hours of technician - guided, independent studio time. Faculty members are not only professional artists and designers, but also dedicated teachers who are intent upon the development of your technical skills, creative thinking, and artistic integrity. The 40-year history of the Haliburton School of The Arts is proof of the passion and focus of its faculty, administration, and support staff, whose collaboration provides an environment rich in potential for studies in the arts. Is this You? An interest in art, drawing, and painting is essential to your success in this program. Other abilities and traits that would be an asset include: Oral and written communication skills An open mind Willingness to learn from others An interest in exploring your creativity Ability to commit to the intensive program format Career Opportunities You have started a life long learning experience in the world of art with endless options in your pursuit of a career in the art field. You might continue to pursue a career by taking more advanced studies or work as a studio artist to further develop your talents, become a teacher or work in a gallery, museum or art/craft retail operation. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Related Programs Fleming College Visual and Creative Arts Diploma graduates can complete Fleming's Museum Management and Curatorship post-graduate program with just two additional semesters of study. Additional Costs Material fees of approximately $800.00 for the first two semesters. Students should have access to a digital camera for this program. Transfer Agreements Alberta College of Art + Design Emily Carr University of Art + Design Nipissing University Nova Scotia College of Arts & Design OCAD University York University [-]

Course - Foundation Visual Art & Design

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year January 2017 Canada Vancouver

Build a foundation in traditional art techniques combined with training in modern visual media in this rigorous and exploratory one-year program. Foundation Visual Art & Design is ideal [+]

Best Course Studies in Painting 2017. Build a foundation in traditional art techniques combined with training in modern visual media in this rigorous and exploratory one-year program. Foundation Visual Art & Design is ideal preparation to flourish in VFS's other acclaimed programs. What you will learn in the multidisciplinary Foundation program covers a wide range of skills and experiences, from Drawing, Photography, Cinematography, and Animation to Storyboarding, Sound Design, Writing, and Acting, to name a few. You'll use vital tools like Flash, After Effects, and Maya, enabling you to further explore your craft. In the final months of the program, Foundation students choose from three specializations - Animation, Digital Design, and Film - and are mentored by our faculty of industry professionals as they develop their final projects. Along with the work they've done throughout their year, these projects form the basis of a professional-quality and wide-ranging portfolio. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 - March 2, 2015 - May 4, 2015 - June 29, 2015 - August 31, 2015 - October 26, 2015 Program Requirements No program-specific entrance requirements. Designed for novice art, design, and media enthusiasts who are passionate about working hard to cultivate creative excellence. The Foundation program is ideal for those needing to develop a portfolio required to enter one of VFS' professional programs or for those that enjoy more than one entertainment arts discipline and are unsure of what they wish to pursue as a career. You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Foundation Visual Art & Design - A portfolio showcasing your work. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and job board. [-]

Course in Painting

Santa Reparata International School of Art
Campus Full time 1 month November 2017 Italy Florence

Students will be introduced to the technical and theoretical aspects of painting in a variety of medium. Beginning level students will work from still-life, nude models and on-site in the city. [+]

Course in Painting

Course Description:

Students will be introduced to the technical and theoretical aspects of painting in a variety of medium. Beginning level students will work from still-life, nude models and on-site in the city. Lessons will focus on use of color, value, and composition. Intermediate students will continue to build on the skills learned at the beginning level and will start developing their own personal visual language. Advanced students are expected to have mastered the technical aspects of painting and will begin to build a body of work that reflects a personal style and ideas.

Course Structure:

Studio assignments will be augmented by discussions, critiques, illustrated lectures, museum visits and the analysis of historic and contemporary paintings.... [-]