Draw, Paint, Draw for Contemporary Painting

Course code: QPXR613P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

9:45am - 12:45pm


22nd Sep 2020 - 3rd Nov 2020

NOA Community Centre, Summertown

Contact details


01235 555 585

The course is for people with experience of drawing and painting who are up for a challenge! Please note that this is the first of two linked courses and is followed by QPXR614P Draw, Paint, Draw for Contemporary Painting B in November. Please enrol onto both courses to cover all of the teacher's planned material.

The course is open to anyone with some experience of drawing and painting It is also open to previous students working on the independent project course who will be working as a differentiated group. I hope that both groups will be able to learn from each other.

This short course is planned as an introduction to the longer course later in the acadmic year which aims to enable you to find ‘ways in’ to achieving an equivalent quality in your painting.

The main core for the course is a selection of structured activities in which you will use a variety of drawing and painting media and work on studies, exercises and activities useful for both representative and more abstracted contemporary painting. These will include drawing from observation and composition and colour work. There will be an introduction and demonstration followed by 1:1 support for both groups.
You will begin to assess your own work and that of your peers through 1:1 discussion with the tutor and group critique. Learners are encouraged to share ideas and experiences throughout the course.

You are expected to bring your own basic materials. Painting demonstrations will be in acrylics. During the term you’ll need drawing tools and media (inks, pencils, rubbers, charcoal, etc), paints, brushes, palettes, water containers etc, and drawing and painting paper board.
You do not need to buy everything before the course starts. The tutor holds some items to supplement your basic materials as the course is short. We will discuss materials at the first session.

For the first session you will need large drawing paper, masking tape, both willow and compressed charcoal, a rubber, kitchen towel and a table covering.

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

You will be able to use various media with greater confidence. You will be able to plan and develop your work and build up a portfolio and take part in some informal critiquing sessions with your peers. This could lead you to enrol on a course with a qualification.

Pre degree level courses in art. Other drawing and painting courses.
Entry level - The course is for people with experience of drawing and painting who are up for a challenge!

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
The specialist consumable fee set at £0.50 per hour covers materials provided for you to try or experiment with, as part of the planned study. This sum includes: for example better quality paints, acrylic mediums etc.

Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £88.20
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £9.00

Total Cost: £97.20

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £9.00

Total Cost: £9.00

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.