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Drawing into Painting

Course code: QCKT302P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

9:30am - 12:00pm


12th Jan 2022 - 30th Mar 2022

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details


01235 555 585

To introduce you to the application of mixed acrylic paint and mediums to create visual dynamics.

Further exploration and application of simple colour theory and its uses, the application of warm and cool colours, making a simple colour pallet. Mixing colours, especially greys and greens. Transparency and opacity of paint (acrylics).
For the first session please bring:
Good quality A3 or A4 (your preference) landscape format sketchbook with 180gm + weight paper good enough to take paint and some water (220gm+ preferable).
Acrylic paints. Please do not buy a set of acrylic paints, as they tend to not quite have the colours you want, and definitely not enough white paint, which you will use a lot.
You will need: Cadmium Red, Alizarin Red, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Titanium White.
These paints can be ordered online, or a good art supply shop (you might find some of them in The Works or WH Smith but probably not all the colours).

Other blues, reds and yellows will have a different effect.
Bring some brushes to first session, after that you will have a better idea of the sizes of flat and round brushes to get for the following sessions.
Water pot (old yoghurt pot) - save you money for the paints.
Stay-wet mixing pallet (commercial product) or make your own (tutor will demonstrate) using a sheet of acrylic pastic, ice cream tub lids or similar - the bigger the better.
Greaseproof paper, kitchen roll, newspapers to cover tables, apron or other item to protect your clothing.

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.

Further drawing courses - Life Drawing, Watercolours - your tutor can advise.
This course is a follow on from Drawing into Painting 1, but is open to anyone who feels confident in drawing and mark-making (representational and responsive marks) and wants to move into painting but is not sure where to start. There are no formal entry requirements for this 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.
No course materials are included in the course price. Learner to provide all materials.

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.
Learners work individually at their own creative level, within the group.

Tutor supports each learner, assessing their development, confidence and drawing skills and techniques.

Assessment is made on a continuous basis by the tutor, by self assessment and by collective group assessment.