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Drawing and Painting - Beginners

Course code: QCGT106P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

Course time:

18:45 - 21:15

Days of week:


Course date:

23rd Apr 2025 - 9th Jul 2025

Course location:

Old Mill Hall

Contact details


01235 555 585

Discover the exciting skills of drawing and create your own unique art samples. This art course will comprise an introduction to basic materials and techniques, with an emphasis on shapes, perspective, quality of line and basic shading. Participants will complete three fully composed pieces and will began to develop a more honed eye.

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 2 weeks prior to the start date.

This course is an excellent starting point for people who simply want to draw well.

Main topics covered: • Proportion and relative proportion. • Composition and relationship of objects. • The basic rules of using guidelines to help position things correctly. • Main rules of perspective. • Making tonal shading with pencils of different strength or with pen and ink. • Creating a three-dimensional image in pencil (pen and ink or pastel) by using different tonal patterns and knowledge about main rules of perspective.

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 A2/A3 sketch book or cartridge paper 160 grams

Learners are expected to provide their own drawing pens, which might cost each student £5. The tutor will advise at the first session on pens etc.

Please note there is no session on 28/05/25.

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.

What next?
Continue with a further drawing and painting course or explore one of our other creative courses within Oxfordshire adult learning such as watercolours, oil painting or life drawing.
Entry criteria
Absolutely no previous experience is required.

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 2024 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
Learners are expected to provide their own materials, which might cost up to £20. Please do not purchase materials until the 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.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £264.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £264.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £132.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £132.00

Qualifications received
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.
Learning & method assessment
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 tutorInformal feedback by tutor Self-assessment Questions & answers Exhibition of student works followed by evaluation of own and peer ‘s work

As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.