Drawing and Painting - Mixed Ability

Course code: QCAT106P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

6:45pm - 9:15pm


17th Jan 2022 - 4th Apr 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This course is designed to suit your individual needs, whether a novice or more experienced in drawing and painting. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of classical methods and contemporary approaches, whilst covering a range of art and design techniques using a range of media. You will be able to receive constructive support from you tutor and peers to further develop your technical skills and creativity.

You will:

Explore creative processes of art project development

Enjoy working with different materials and techniques to suit your needs

Explore use of line, tone, composition, pattern, shape, tonal value, colour and texture

Express your creative ideas through group discussions

Explore and develop your personal style

What you need to bring to each session:
-A2/A3 sketch book or cartridge paper 160 grams
-A range of pencils eg, HB, 2B, 4B

Your tutor will advise you of any other materials you may need as the course progresses.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 21/01/2022

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.

This course may lead to an improvers course or another course in drawing and painting with Oxfordshire Adult Learning.
None required for this course as it accommodates complete beginners or those with prior experience

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 paper, pastels, ink and some brushes.
You are expected to provide your own paint, which might cost you up to £20. Tutor will advise at the first session on paints 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: £151.25
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £7.50

Total Cost: £158.75

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £90.75
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £7.50

Total Cost: £98.25

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.
The focus of the course is practical and will include, lecture, demonstrations, individual practice, pair work, group discussions, quizzes and presentations. Evaluation of your own skills and working on a 1:1 basis with your tutor which will include developmental feedback.