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Drawing and Watercolour - Mixed Ability

Course code: QCXU102P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

15:30 - 18:00

Days of week:

Wednesday

Course date:

17th Apr 2024 - 3rd Jul 2024

Course location:

Seacourt Hall

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

You shall cover basic drawing skills such as construction drawing and moulding form with light and shade. We will look at the traditional ways of applying watercolour: wet into wet, layered washes, glazes etc. We will also make experimental paintings. You will observe still life objects and express space and atmosphere in landscapes. There will be demonstrations and ample time to experiment. Learners with some experience will be encouraged to take their work further and challenge themselves.

Please note there will be no teaching on 29/05/2024

• Introduction to construction drawing: measuring techniques: Construct basic forms using plumb lines, diagonals and triangulation techniques.

• Further construction drawing, with more experienced learners asked to tackle more challenging subject matter.

• Introduction to tonality: Charcoal drawing of simple sculptural objects

• Further tonality: experimental mark making: Fruit and vegetables, bold expressive mark making. Experienced learners asked to relate several forms with each other and consider composition.

• Introduction to watercolour: wet into wet, layered washes, dry brushing. Beginners to work from tutor demonstration of landscape, experienced learners given the option of creating your own image.

• Repeated mark painting of still life of citrus fruit, looking for local, tonal and ambient colour. Beginners to paint one or two pieces, experienced learners to paint a range of fruits and make some consideration towards composition.

• Repeated mark painting of trees, looking for patterns and ratios of leaf and sky.

• Still life with warm analogous colours

• Analogous colours part two; Cool colours in a landscape: a choice of reference, from very simple, to more challenging

• Snow scene using masking fluid and limited palette.

What you need to bring to the first session:

A4 watercolour paper pad

Small white plate to mix colour on.

Jam jar for water

Kitchen paper

HB pencil and sharpener

Eraser

Your tutor will advise you of further art materials that you will need as the course progresses

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 you

What next?
You could move onto Watercolour improvers, or take on another medium such as oils or acrylics.
Entry criteria
A course for beginners and those with some experience

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2022

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 2023 prior to starting the course.

Fee information
You are expected to provide your own materials, which may cost approximately £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.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £75.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £75.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £45.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £45.00

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
As this is a non-accredited course, informal methods of assessment will be used. You will be required to complete a RARPA form which represents Recognising and Recording your Progress and Achievement.

Refer to learner’s initial assessment forms. Check learning by asking questions, observe practical work and give one to one tuition. Individual discussion and group discussion of outcomes of paintings produced and how they relate to the aims of the lesson.