Improving your sketches with Pen and Ink

Course code: QCAT114P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

1:30pm - 3:30pm


20th Jan 2022 - 7th Apr 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

We will look at a number of ink techniques including cross hatching, line and wash and more free experimental ways of working.

We will look at simple composition design in still life and landscape. There will be exercises on using tone and observing the play of light across forms along with exploring texture and surface qualities. We will have a variety of complimentary exercises such as negative space drawing and a simple introduction to perspective.

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

Materials Required
-An HB graphite pencil.
-A good rubber/eraser such as Windsor and Newton or Faber Castell, (not a plastic rubber as they smear),
-A set of fine liner pens such as Edding 1800 Profipen Technical Pens or Staedtler 4 Pigment liner pens, or Pilot Fineliners. These are water and light resistant and easy to use.
-A bottle of Winsor and Newton 30ml Indian ink with squirter.
-Dip pen. A handle and nib (one is enough to start with).
-A round nylon watercolour brush size ten or similar. (nothing expensive as the ink can damage the brush).
-A jam jar or pot to put water in
-An old shirt to protect yourself from the ink, (it does not wash out and dip pens splatter!)
-Drawing paper: a good cartridge pad A4 or A3 Daler Rowney FINE GRAIN HEAVYWEIGHT PAD 200G is a good choice.

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 teaching session 24/02/2022

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.

You may wish to progress your drawing studies with charcoal and mixed media in the Summer term. Once you have a good grounding in drawing you will also be in an excellent position to start to learn to paint in a medium of your choice.
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.

Learners to provide own materials. Please do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

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: £121.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £121.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £72.60
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £72.60

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 not accredited informal methods of assessment will be used.

For example:



Question & answer/reading

Practical exercises

1:1 tutor support