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Drawing from Scratch - C

Course code: QCKU103P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

14:00 - 16:30

Days of week:


Course date:

17th Apr 2024 - 26th Jun 2024

Course location:

Kidlington Band Hall

Contact details


01235 555 585

Drawing from Scratch C is the third part of a two year long drawing course. You can regard the course as a whole or use different terms as a stand-alone course. The course will help you discover, apply and extend your drawing skills, gain confidence in your ability and explore materials and techniques.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

During the course you will improve your line and mark making techniques, experimenting and working on more complex compositions, as well as researching other artists work to gain inspiration.

• Use various materials by mark making; line, shape, tone and texture to draw trees and foliage.

• How to use a view finder for positioning on paper.

• How to draw en plein air.

• How to use thumbnail sketches for landscape drawing.

• How to extend pieces of drawing work.

For the first session please bring:

• A3 drawing pad (cartridge paper) or loose sheets but you will need a drawing board.

• Set of drawing pencils from HB – 9B.

• Charcoal (will need fixing) or cover with sheet of tissue paper until fixed.

• A putty rubber and a firmer drawing rubber.

• Pencil sharpener.

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

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

Please bring own refreshments, if required.

There is no parking at the venue. Maximum 3 hours free parking in Tesco car park close by.

Please note that there is no disabled toilet available.

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?
You will be able to use the skills and knowledge and techniques you have learnt by enrolling on: Drawing On - Improvers A / Life drawing workshops
Entry criteria
This course is suitable for students with some prior experience wanting to improve their skills, knowledge and techniques.

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
It is anticipated you will be required to purchase approximately £10 of materials in order to complete this course. This cost has been estimated as an average cost incurred for materials by previous learners. The Tutor will advise you what you need to buy weekly to be able to participate in the course each week.

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: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

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.