Drawing and Watercolour - Beginners A

Course code: QCXT114P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

2:45pm - 5:15pm

Wednesday

15th Sep 2021 - 20th Oct 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

You shall cover basic drawing skills such as construction drawing and moulding form with light and shade. We will look at the traditional ways of applying watercolour: wet into wet, layered washes, glazes etc. We will also make experimental paintings. You will observe still life objects and express space and atmosphere in landscapes. There will be demonstrations and ample time to experiment. Learners with some experience will be encouraged to take their work further and challenge themselves.

• Introduction to construction drawing: measuring techniques: Construct basic forms using plumb lines, diagonals and triangulation techniques.
• Introduction to watercolour: wet into wet, layered washes, dry brushing. Beging to work from tutor demonstration of landscape,
• Repeated mark painting of still life of citrus fruit, looking for local, tonal and ambient colour. Begin to paint one or two pieces.
• Repeated mark painting of trees, looking for patterns and ratios of leaf and sky..
• Still life with warm analogous colours
• Analogous colours part two; Cool colours in a landscape: a choice of reference, from very simple, to more challenging
• Snow scene using masking fluid and limited palette.
• Figure composition part two: placing figures within paintings to give movement and scale.

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 could move onto Further improvers’ classes, self-directed learning, foundation course. Possibly move onto acrylics or oils.
The course is open to all and no entry requirements.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2021 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.
You are expected to provide your own paint, which might cost up to £20. Your 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: £82.50
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £82.50


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £49.50
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £49.50

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.
Refer to learner’s initial assessment forms. Check learning by asking questions, observe practical work and give one to one tuition. Individual discussion and group discussion of outcomes of paintings produced and how they relate to the aims of the lesson.