Drawing Course for Beginners - Autumn

Course code: QCAT103P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

3:30pm - 6:00pm


20th Sep 2021 - 6th Dec 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Discover the exciting skills of drawing and create your own unique art samples. This art course will comprise an introduction to basic materials and techniques, with an emphasis on shapes, perspective, quality of line and basic shading. Participants will complete three fully composed pieces and will began to develop a more honed eye. This is an excellent starting point for people who simply want to draw well.

Main topics covered:

• Proportion and relative proportion.
• Composition and relationship of objects.
• The basic rules of using guidelines to help position things correctly.
• Main rules of perspective.
• Making tonal shading with pencils of different strength or with pen and ink.
• Creating a three-dimensional image in pencil (pen and ink or pastel) by using different tonal patterns and knowledge about main rules of perspective.

Do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.
Materials Required
For the first session please bring:

B, 2B and 3B drawing pencils, erasers

Learners are expected to provide their own drawing pens, which might cost each student £5. The Tutor will advise at the first session on pens etc.

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 no session on 25th October

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.

There will be a continuation course Still life painting course for beginners in January 2022.
Absolutely no previous experience is required.

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 students to try or experiment with, as part of the planned study. This sum includes paper, pastels, ink, and some paint and brushes. Learners are expected to provide their own drawing pens, which might cost each student £5

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: £151.75
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £7.50

Total Cost: £159.25

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £91.05
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £7.50

Total Cost: £98.55

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.
Teaching & learning methods used:

Lecture, demonstration, individual student practice, pair work, group discussion, peer’s evaluation, quiz, exhibition of students’ completed projects.

How will your work be assessed?

Observation by tutor
Informal feedback by tutor
Questions & answers
Exhibition of student works followed by evaluation of own and peer ‘s work