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Learn to Paint with Len Hen (OpenLearning)

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Brush stroke here, brush stroke there, dollops of paints everywhere… Excited to paint but don’t know where to start? Stick around and read along. Because we know you can become an artist painting stunning landscapes. Yes, you can! Painting is little like driving. Before you hit the road, you study traffic rules, you choose your new four-wheel buddy and drive. The more you drive, the better you go! Practice makes the perfect driver and also the perfect painter. In this course, you have the unique opportunity to learn with Len Hend, a Master Painter with a lifetime experience. Len has thousands of followers all over the world who have learnt to paint like pros.

Learn to Paint with Len Hend will prepare you for the real thing… He will teach you about oil and acrylic paints, art materials, how to set up a cozy place to paint and how to develop your ability to think like an artist. In this course, you will awaken your inner artist. You will start with basic brush strokes and finish with your very own painting hanging on the wall. Exciting, right?

Len will accompany you throughout this wonderful journey; he will answer your questions and will share with you plenty of valuable experience and know-how.


Module 1: Introduction And Getting Started. In this module, you will be introduced to the course with some important messages about setting up. There is a short list of things you might need plus there is an audio lesson to start you thinking like an artist. You also have a great chance to get to know each other and build the unique community of art learners.

Module 2: Complete Lists And Facts About Materials. This is your complete list of paints and brushes plus information on buying and preparing your materials. Here, you will learn the facts about art supplies and the easy way to prepare your paints and canvas so you will progress through the lessons without any difficulties.

Module 3: Monochrome Painting. This is the most essential part of learning the skills. You will learn the importance of tones without trying to configure and becoming confused with the endless assortment of colors. You will amaze yourself with how easy you can paint a three dimensional picture in one color and white.

Module 4: Painting In Color. With your newly acquired skills you will now add a few colors to your paintings. Step by step, your paintings become alive as we experiment and learn about colors, contrast and tones of colors.

Module 5: Let's Have a Break For Some Study. As said before, thinking like an artist is essential. In this module, you will learn to see the world as an artist, you will explore the perspective, arrangements, and the subject that will take your paintings into the professional category - correct tones of colors.

Module 6: Advanced Painting Techniques. You have made a great effort throughout the course. In this module, you will demonstrate your skills and knowledge with an exciting range of landscape paintings for you to proudly sign and hang. Also, if you have absorbed the lessons fully you will have the knowledge to help others improve their landscape paintings.