Draw, Paint, Draw for Contemporary Painting B

Course code: QPXR614P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

9:45am - 12:45pm


9th Nov 2021 - 8th Mar 2022

NOA Community Centre, Summertown

Contact details


01235 555 585

This course continues on from Course A, QPXR613P Draw, Paint, Draw for Contemporary Painting. Students with experience can join without taking Course A. The tutor will be happy to answer any concerns or questions you have around this- please email OALCityEmail@abingdon-wtiney.ac.uk

The energy and freshness of initial exploratory drawings can be hard to maintain when moving into paint. This in-depth course aims to enable you to find ‘ways in’ to achieving an equivalent quality in your painting.

‘Ways in’ or strategies will be discussed and demonstrated to help you begin and move on especially at those sticking points when binning it seems the only option.

The course provides sequential structured sessions aiming to unpick some of the theory behind a good and interesting composition in colour. Using both drawing and painting media you will work on studies and activities useful for representative and more abstracted contemporary painting.
The content will include demonstrations, exercises, activities and briefs. Importantly you will be supported to develop confidence in applying your learning to some personal project work.

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.

• Entry level - The course is for people with experience of drawing and painting who are up for a challenge!

• You are expected to bring your own materials. Painting demonstrations will be in acrylics. Oils, if water soluble and used with non-toxic thinners and cleaning products can be used. During the term you’ll need drawing tools and media (inks, pencils, rubbers, charcoal, graphite sticks etc), paints, brushes, palettes, water containers etc, a range of ‘tonal’ paper for collage, glue, scissors, as well as drawing and painting paper and board.
You do not need to buy everything before the course starts. The tutor holds some items for you to try before you buy or to use if needed just occasionally.

• For the first session you will need large drawing paper, masking tape, both willow and compressed charcoal, a rubber, fixative, white chalk or conte, 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 2021 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 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 find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £220.50
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £22.50

Total Cost: £243.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £22.50

Total Cost: £22.50

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.
You will develop your personal art practice through independent project work and group critique. This is a non-accredited course so assessment is informal. You will be encouraged to consider your own work and that of your peers and to make your own decisions. Homework is optional although you will be asked to bring in reference material or subject matter from time to time.