Course Information

Drawing and Painting - mixed ability (Didcot Civic Hall)


Subject area: Art and Design

Course Type: Part Time

Course Overview

Gain an underpinning knowledge of drawing and construction methods, painting techniques both experimental and traditional, colour theory and observational skills. Work at your own level.

Course Content

This course is the perfect opportunity for those who have always wanted to try drawing and painting but felt they need some guidance. Gain an underpinning knowledge of drawing and construction methods, painting techniques both experimental and traditional, colour theory and observational skills. The course is suitable for people at different levels, you will be suppoprted to work at your own pace and level.

You will cover:

Still life painting
Construction drawing
Tonal drawing
Liniar perspective
Flower painting
Plein air painting
Individual project
For the first session please bring pencils and paper.
For the course you will need:
A drawing pad or cartridge pad.
Graphite pencils HB, 2B, 4B.
Box of willow charcoal.
Paints of learner`s own choice from watercolour to acrylics or oils (this can be discussed with tutor on the first session)
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 is no session on 21/02/2019.

Entry Requirements

This is a mixed ability course so all levels of ability are welcome. There are no entry requirements for this course.

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 this course, they could include One to one tuition, pair work, group discussion, learners predominately working on the same subject and thereby learning as much from each other as they do from the tutor.
As this course is unaccredited, informal methods of assessment will be used. Examples could include
• Self-assessment
• Question and answer
• Discussion with your tutor
• Observation
• A critique of your finished work

Homework may be set or there may be some finishing off or preparation work required between sessions.
It is always beneficial for learners to practice outside of the classroom. There will be some course paperwork to complete.

What Qualification Will I Receive?

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

Where Next?

By the end of the course learners will have an understanding of tonality; construction techniques; observational skills that allow them to study and respond to simple subjects directly from life and begin to paint them effectively. They will be well placed to continue their progression through the rest of the year.

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: 09:30 - 11:30

Days: Thursday

Date: 24 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019

Location: Didcot Civic Hall

Contact Details

Abingdon Campus: 01235 555 585

Witney Campus: 01993 703464
(Common Leys)