Drawing from Scratch - A

Course code: QPKS001P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

9:30am - 12:00pm


16th Sep 2020 - 21st Oct 2020

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details


01235 555 585

Drawing from Scratch A is the first part of a two year long drawing course. You can regard the course as a whole or use different terms as a stand-alone course. The course will help you discover your drawing skills, gain confidence in your ability and explore materials and techniques.

During the course you will learn about line, tone, mark making techniques, and the use of negative space, as well as researching other artists work to gain inspiration.

• Use various materials by mark making; line, shape, tone and texture
• How to measure basic shapes, proportion and positioning on paper
• How to make objects look convincingly three-dimensional
• How to use and mix various drawing media and techniques
• How to extend pieces of drawing work

Do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

For the first session please bring:
• A4 or A3 sketchbook of cartridge paper
• A range of drawing pencils, anywhere from HB to 9B. You don't need all, just one or two to start with, say a lowish number or HB and a highish number 4B+.

You will be introduced to further drawing materials as the course progresses.

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
In order to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

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.

Drawing from Scratch B
This course is suitable for complete beginners or for those who have a little knowledge but want to start from the basics and improve their skills, knowledge and techniques.

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.
It is anticipated you will be required to purchase approximately £20 of materials in order to complete this course. This cost has been estimated as an average cost incurred for materials by previous learners. The Tutor will advise you what you need to buy weekly to be able to participate in the course each week.

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 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 by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £73.50
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £73.50

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

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.