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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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Florence Classical Arts Academy

The Florence Academy of Russian Art offers you to take its One-Year Course, which can be extended then into the full Three-Year Course. During one academic year, you will ... [+]

The Florence Academy of Russian Art offers you to take its One-Year Course, which can be extended then into the full Three-Year Course. During one academic year, you will go through a step by step program, which will take you from basic to complex. You will be starting by studying simple geometric figures and then finish the year by drawing and painting portraits. This course is a fundamental educational base for any artist who wants to master the skills of academic drawing and painting.

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Italy Florence
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Accademia Riaci

You will start learning from basics of oil painting, watercolor, fresco and other techniques to extend your learning to space structure and understandings of shading, com ... [+]

You will start learning from basics of oil painting, water –color, fresco and other techniques to extend your learning to space structure and understandings of shading, composition, including lectures on art history in order to study Italian art and outdoor drawing, participants will learn both traditional techniques and modern techniques. For those who will take two months course, you will learn techniques that can be only mastered in Italy in more thorough fashion. You will feel only Florence will make your environment possible for you to come up with such an inspiration.

Instructors

Our instructors are active in modern art and have very strong insights into traditional painting and have very strong background not only on basic techniques, but also on Fresco and traditional techniques. Their artistic talent is no need to mention, but also they excel in instructing students in exciting manner and are brimmed with artistic power of Italy. We believe these classes can imbue professional artists with strong sense of artistic power.... [-]

Italy Florence
October 2020
Part-time
2 - 12 weeks
Campus
Palazzo Spinelli Group

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of the restoration of frescoes. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work. ... [+]

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of restoration of frescoes. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work.

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilisation as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]

Italy Florence
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Italian
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Palazzo Spinelli Group

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of the restoration of paintings. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work. ... [+]

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of restoration of paintings. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work.

Context

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilisation as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]

Italy Florence
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Italian
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

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 l ... [+]

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 endeavors. 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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
10 weeks
Campus