Drawing from Scratch

Course code: QCKT102P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday

12th Jan 2022 - 30th Mar 2022

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

Drawing from Scratch B is the second term of a two-year long, six-term 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, apply and extend your drawing skills, gain confidence in your ability and explore materials and techniques.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

During the course you will improve your line and mark making techniques, develop a basic understanding of perspective and how to draw portraits, as well as researching other artists work to gain inspiration.

• Gain an understanding of the basic principles of one and two-point perspective.
• How to draw cuboid shapes and apply to architecture.
• How to sight angles.
• How to draw portraits, full face, profile and three-quarter view.

For the first session please bring:
• A4 or A3 drawing pad (cartridge paper) .
• Set of drawing pencils from HB – 9B.
• Charcoal and fixative, or hairspray .
• A putty rubber and a firmer drawing rubber.
• Pencil sharpener.

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

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on: 23/02/2022.

Tea/Coffee are available to make, with a small charge.
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 C
This course is suitable for students with some prior experience wanting to 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 2021 prior to starting the course.
It is anticipated you will be required to purchase approximately £5 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 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

Total Cost: £151.25


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £90.75
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £90.75

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.
As this is a non-accredited informal methods of assessment will be used.

For example:
• Observation/Demonstration
• Self-assessment
• Question & answer/reading
• Practical exercises (individual and group)
• 1:1 tutor support
Learners make greater progress if practice techniques during the week.