Painting SCQF 5 (Portree) NPA

What is special about this course?

You will learn skills in creative and exploratory paint techniques and colour theory and then develop these into a personal painting project to a theme. You will have the chance to exhibit work at the end of the course.

See student work at our Creative Student Showcase 2022

Entry requirements

This course is open to anyone wishing to gain a formal introduction to painting skills. It is suitable for beginners, or those with limited experience of art and design looking to enter further education at an introductory level, or looking to study for leisure. It is also suitable for those returning to college after an absence from study or those wishing to develop a portfolio for application to higher FE level / HE level study.

You will study:

  • Introduction to Painting
  • Colour: An Introduction
  • Painting to a Theme

There are 2 more optional units students will take on this course which are decided based on each learners area of interest.


There is an additional cost for basic materials, this will be confirmed on  application. 

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Leisure

How long will my course last?

34 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Portree

Start date

This course will be delivered on a Monday at the Portree campus.


Find out more about fees, fee waivers and funding options.

What can I do on completion of my course?

This course provides good progression routes for further study in art and design sectors, working towards being a professional artist as well as the development of a portfolio for application to higher FE and HE level study including the part-time Contemporary Art Practice HNC.

Is there more information available online?

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I want to start in 2024/25

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