Still Life Painting Course for Beginners

Course code: QCAT107P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

3:30pm - 6:00pm


17th Jan 2022 - 4th Apr 2022

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

Still life painting is a wonderful means by which to explore and develop the fundamentals of drawing and painting. This practical course provides a very good entry into still life painting. Students will be encouraged to look at things with a fresh eye, to relish colour and to build confidence by developing and putting into practice good technique. This intensive course is structured to suit learners’ pace and prior abilities.

Main topics covered:

• Proportion and relative proportion.
• Composition and relationships of objects.
• Colour theory.
• Painting techniques including laying a wash, wet on wet and dry brush in gouache painting.
• Creating a three-dimensional image of a still-life in gouache by using different tonal patterns and knowledge about the main rules of perspective.
• Techniques of modern artists related to still-life project.
• Still-life painting in gouache or acrylic with a modern abstract layout.

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

For the first session please bring:

B, 2B and 3B drawing pencils, erasers.

Learners are expected to provide their own paint, which might cost each student £20. Tutor will advise at the first session on paints etc.

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 there is no session on 21st February

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.

There will be a continuation course Advance your basic drawing and painting skills in April 2022.
Absolutely no previous experience is required. This course is suitable for absolute beginners.

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 covers materials provided for students to try or experiment with, as part of the planned study. This sum includes paper and some paint and brushes.

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: £151.25
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £7.50

Total Cost: £158.75

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £90.75
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £7.50

Total Cost: £98.25

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.
Teaching & learning methods used:

Lecture, demonstration, individual student practice, pair work, group discussion, peer’s evaluation, quiz, exhibition of students’ completed projects.

How will your work be assessed?

Observation by tutor
Informal feedback by tutor
Questions & answers
Exhibition of student works followed by evaluation of own and peer ‘s work.