Explore the world of landscape painting and learn to paint confidently in the studio and outside using acrylic or oil paints. This course introduces various methods of responding to natural and human-made environments, working in the studio in the grounds of the historic National Art School and at harbourside locations. Kevin McKay shows you how to make quick plein air studies, apply the methods of historical and contemporary masters, and compose a landscape painting in the studio. He introduces the motifs and methods that underpin the classical and picturesque landscape, explains the principles of composition and perspective, and provides practical tips on how to prepare supports and grounds and to structure paint layers. Kevin gives demonstrations on how to mix colours accurately and how to bring atmosphere and drama into your landscape paintings, and shares useful insights in a supportive and creative environment.