Drawing and Watercolour - beginners A (Didcot Civic Hall)

Course code: QPRR101P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

5:30pm - 8:00pm

Monday

14th Sep 2020 - 19th Oct 2020

Didcot Civic Hall

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

It is planned that this course will be running on-line, using Teams. This may change, depending on Government guidelines.

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.

• Introduction to construction drawing: measuring techniques: Construct basic forms using plumb lines, diagonals and triangulation techniques.
• Introduction to tonality: Charcoal drawing of simple sculptural objects
• Further tonality: experimental mark making: Fruit and vegetables, bold expressive mark making
• Introduction to watercolour: wet into wet, layered washes, dry brushing
• Repeated mark painting of still life of citrus fruit, looking for local, tonal and ambient colour
• Repeated mark painting of trees, looking for patterns and ratios of leaf and sky.
• Glass; rendering transparency
• Still life with warm analogous colours
• Analogous colours part two; Cool colours in simple landscape
• Snow scene using masking fluid and limited palette.

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.

Watercolour improvers or explore another painting media such as oils or acrylics.
For learners with little or no formal training in watercolour

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 and covers materials provided for you to try or experiment with, as part of the planned study.

You are expected to provide their 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 £100 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 under 'Info Centre' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee


19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £73.50
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £7.50

Total Cost: £81.00


19+ Reduced Fee

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

Total Cost: £7.50

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.