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Studio Painting

This popular Studio Painting course provides further opportunity to extend your painting practice with guidance from an experienced tutor. You will be working from themed briefs and will be given practical support to further your knowledge of painting processes. The course will allow you to develop personal projects, drawing inspiration from a variety of stimuli, and help to guide the development of your own style. Investigations into theory and contextual study will support your practical work.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

Drawing Process: Marks, tone, composition; Drawing for painting; Sketchbook development; Contextual studies; Colour theory; Diagnostic tutorials.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at the more experienced painter who wishes to develop their personal visual language. It is not suitable for beginners please see the website for other Painting and Drawing courses on offer.

Who will be my tutor?

Jonathan Mulvaney is a professional painter with a wealth of experience of teaching in art schools on a range of courses.

How will I learn?

You will be supported throughout the learning process with practical and theoretical advice to help you develop your own work through thematic briefs culminating in the presentation of final paintings. There will be practical demonstrations of technique as well as formal teaching, discussion groups and peer support. This course is demanding physically and energetic, it involves standing at easels for long periods of time and the production of large scale imagery. You will be expected to attend the whole day from 10am – 4pm.

Are there any additional costs?

General painting and drawing materials will be provided including some primed paper. Your tutor will advise on specialist paint brushes, sketchbooks and a general art kit.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

This course is demanding physically and energetic, it involves standing at easels for long periods of time and the production of large scale imagery.
When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

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.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

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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.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
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.

5 reviews for Studio Painting

  1. 4 out of 5

    I really enjoyed the course. It was brilliant for me to be able to get back into painting. The quality of the teaching was very high. Both Jonathan and Katy are professional, hard working and inspirational.

    The reason I have given a 4 rating and not a 5 is to do with the accommodation of the course. The room in Herschel was too small for everyone to be able to spread out and, most importantly for me, the temperature was unbearably high and really uncomfortable causing headaches and the need to constantly leave the room to get oxygen and to cool off. Such a shame as everything else was so excellent.

    • Thank you for your feedback on both the course and the facilities. We will certainly look into your comments regarding the space available for the course and try to resolve this for future sessions.

  2. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    I greatly enjoyed the course and have given some detailed ideas for next year to the tutors.

  3. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    This is an excellent course. The tuition is excellent with lots of motivation and suggestions for improving your technique and artistic perceptions. As a pupil for the past two years, I can safely say that I have improved dramatically and have enjoyed every minute. If you commit you can’t fail.

  4. 5 out of 5

    A great course. Tuition is excellent, with stimulating demonstrations, discussions and critiques, and the tutor is very supportive in all areas – practical, theoretical and artistic. Everyone is very motivated and the atmosphere is focused, engaging and productive. If you’re committed to improving your work you’ll get a lot out of it.

  5. 5 out of 5

    I highly recommend this course to anyone wishing to learn the techniques involved in learning to paint. The teaching is exceptional and of a very high standard. We cover drawing with pen, charcoal and any other implement for making marks as well as paint. Basically what this course is teaching me is to let go of my preconceived ideas of how paint works. I love it.

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