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With a focus on various drawing and and painting techniques, students in Stratford's home study art program can learn essential fundamentals to help them create vibrant and lasting art pieces.

Enhancing your skills could also be a great opportunity to earn additional income by selling your art while fulfilling your creative spirit and expressing your artistic talent.

Whether you are a seasoned artist or simply have an interest in developing your drawing and painting techniques, Stratford's art course can help you hone your skills.

Introduction to Art and Drawing
• Survey of Famous Artists
• The Artist’s Eye
• The Elements of Design
• Preparing to Draw
• Drawing Class
• The Clinic

Painting with Pastels

• What You’ll Need to Begin
• Composition and Color
• Putting Pastel to Paper
• Painting From Photographs
• Painting From Life
• When is Your Painting Finished?

Watercolor Painting
• Basic Watercolor Tools and Materials
• Choosing and Mixing Colors
• Tonal Values
• Washes and Drybrush Techniques
• Fundamental Concepts of Composition and Design
• Layer Masking, Spattering, and other Watercolor Techniques 
• Creating Textures
• Preserving Whitespace
• Working with Landscape
• Figures and Portraits
• Approaches to Watercolor Painting: Case Studies

Acrylic Painting
• Types of Painting Surfaces
• Painting Implements
• Surface Treatments and Grounds
• Spatial Effects
• Texture
• Transfers, Collage and Mixed Media
• Innovative Stenciling and Line Work
• Customize Your Paint
• Simulating Other Mediums
• Reflective Paints, Magical Effects and Finishing Sheens
• Varnishing and Care

Oil Painting

• Getting Your Supplies Together
• Capturing the Illusion of Three Dimensions
• Making Your Brush Behave
• Getting the Colors You Want
• Putting It All Together
• Creating a Still Life Painting
• Creating a Landscape Painting
• Creating a Portrait Painting

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the course material is presented may vary.
Art Course

"The books included in the course were excellent. There was a good variety of course content and I discovered an interest in pastel painting."

E.P. - British Columbia

"I enjoyed my Art course very much; my teacher was very encouraging."

M.H. - British Columbia

"This program has helped a great deal. I've always liked art, but could never understand how to get the perspective in order; thanks to this program, now I can do it."

B.B.S - Virgin Islands

"I am 71 and retired. Just recently, I completed SCI's Art course - not for employment, but just for the pure pleasure of knowing how to paint in different mediums. I've had no formal training in this field and the SCI Art course has given me the boost that I needed"

G.R. - Texas

This course made me rekindle my love of art.

C.D. - Alberta