Observational Drawing for the Beginner

Course code: QCRT102P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Monday

20th Sep 2021 - 6th Dec 2021

District Community Centre

Contact details

enquiries@abingdon-witney.ac.uk

01235 555 585

A course covering the very basics of linier drawing: how to construct basic shapes

We will look at how to measure and observe the way one shape relates to another. 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

A small set of good graphite pencils ranging from HB to 6B such as Derwent or Faber Castell. A good rubber/eraser such as Windsor and Newton or Faber Castell, (not a plastic rubber as they smear),

A box of willow charcoal, (medium sticks). Drawing paper: a good cartridge pad A3 or A2. Cartridge paper is heavy slightly rough paper that has been prepared for drawing, it comes in weights 150gsm to 300gsm. Cheap paper is usually smooth and difficult to shade on, although you might like to get a cheap pad as well for quick exercises.

Please note there will be no teaching session on 25/10/2021

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 pen and ink or mixed media. 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.
The specialist consumable fee set at £0.50 per hour allows for a small amount of basic materials to be provided for you to try or experiment with, as part of the planned study whilst in the classroom.
You are expected to provide your own materials, which might cost you up to £20. 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
Materials: £12.50

Total Cost: £133.50


19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £72.60
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £12.50

Total Cost: £85.10

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:

Observation/Demonstration

Self-assessment

Question & answer/reading

Practical exercises

1:1 tutor support