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Paint Effects for The Home

This courses introduces different decorative finishing techniques. Each week will focus on visiting a different technique and include essential knowledge on manipulating materials and using tools. These basic paint effects can be used on different surfaces including furniture and walls. There will be a strong focus on experimentation and you will be able to complete some mini projects to take home.

Time 18:30 - 20:30
Days Running Thursday
Duration 6 weeks
Location City Centre Campus
Price £144
Spaces 10
Course Code S93PEH1-BEL1A1617

What topics are covered?

• Specialist brushes and tools. Basic colour theory. Preparing surfaces.
• Pastes and powders. Plaster mouldings. Gilding.
• Marbling effects. Dragging and Stippling. Glazes.
• Wood graining. Chalk Paint.
• Stencils and Decoupage.
• Distressing. Varnishing. Protecting the painted surface.

Who is the course aimed at?

Suitable for beginners with no prior knowledge of paint effects necessary and for those who have a specific project in mind or a general interest in the decorative arts.

Who will be my tutor?

Lisa Wooding

How will I learn?

In a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Techniques will be demonstrated, you will be encouraged to ask questions and experiment.

What hours will I be in college?

18:30 – 20:30

How much does this course cost?

The entire course will cost £144.

Are there any additional costs?

Small frames will be available to buy if you want to frame any of your work.

Which department is this course in?

Art and Design

Where will I need to go on my first day?

Main Reception, Roper Building

What do I need to bring?

Please wear clothes suitable to paint in

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early.

Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.


Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.


How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

online: click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
by telephone: call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
by post: download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP
in person: visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.



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