Course Information

Drawing and Painting - mixed ability

QCAM182P

Subject area: Homecrafts

Course Type: Part Time

Course Overview

Create your own unique art samples. This intensive course provides a structured introduction to a range of art & design activities. Students are encouraged to experiment with a variety of materials and techniques, and find their strengths. The exploration and development of ideas is also a key element of the course. This course is structured to suit learners’ pace and prior abilities. This can accommodate complete beginners and those with some prior experience, including some who have completed a term of this course already.


Course Content

You will discover a wide range of drawing and painting techniques with a view to applying them in your own creative project.
By the end of the course you will be able to:

1. Use and utilise all available visual resources to develop an ideas for future art project
2. Employ the knowledge of colour theory to create a well thought colour visualisation
3. Use contour drawing to create the guide-line of the composition in basic shape and proportions
4. Develop gouache techniques to complete a still-life in modern artists’ style.
5. Sketch a life model in basic shape and proportions.
6. Develop shading techniques to create three-dimensional imagery of the life model on a two-dimensional plane.

You will learn:

The basic rules of using guidelines to help position things correctly.
Techniques of modern artists related to still-life project.
Visual language in relation to art project: line, pattern, shape and form, tonal value, colour, texture.
Colour theory.
Still-life painting in gouache with a modern abstract perspective.
Drawing of a portrait in basic shape and proportions.

For the first session please bring:
A2 (594 x 420mm) sheet of 220-300gsm cartridge drawing paper
B, 2B and 3B drawing pencils
Erasers
Tutor will advise at the first session on paints and brushes. Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted visits and have a responsibility to ensure we meet/exceed their requirements. As a result of this you will find you will be expected to understand the government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values as well as complete quality monitoring paperwork as part of the course.
Please note there are no classes running on dates: 06/05/2019 and 27/05/2019.


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.
This course is structured to suit learners’ pace and prior abilities. This can accommodate complete beginners and those with some prior experience, including some who have completed a term of this course already.
Enrolment numbers to our courses are reviewed regularly. To avoid disappointment it is advised to enrol early. Course viability decisions are made two weeks prior to the course start date. Any course changes are communicated via email so please ensure you check your email accounts running up to the course start date.

On the first week of the course you will be required to bring along one form of identification. This could be a passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please Note: Students should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2018.


Learning Methods & Assessment

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used on the course. These could include lecture, demonstration, individual student practice, pair work, group discussion, quiz, exhibition of students’ completed textile projects, peer evaluation.
As this course is unaccredited informal methods of assessment wiill be used. Lecture, demonstration, individual student practice, pair work, group discussion, quiz, exhibition of students’ completed projects, peer’s evaluation.
Your tutor gives you informal feedback.
Occasionally learners have to complete homework between sessions, however it is not compulsory. There will be some course paprwork to complete.


What Qualification Will I Receive?

This is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification


Where Next?

You may like to continue on the mixed ability course, try an improvers or move on to one of our other art and design courses.


Fee Information

The specialist consumable fee set at £0.50 per hour covers materials provided for students' to try or experiment with, as part of the planned study.

Most courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded, the published fee takes account of that funding. Before you are accepted onto a course you will need to meet a number of conditions relating to your entitlement to funding e.g. your age, residency status within the UK/EEA and prior qualification level. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page under the Info Centre link at the top of the screen.


  • Adult full fee
  • Adult reduced fee

Course Details

Time: 15:30 - 18:00

Days: Monday

Date: 29 Apr 2019 - 17 Jun 2019

Location: Abingdon Campus

Contact Details

Abingdon Campus: 01235 555 585

Witney Campus: 01993 703464
(Common Leys)

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk