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Drawing into Painting - Autumn

Course code: QCKV301P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

10:30 - 13:00

Days of week:


Course date:

25th Sept 2024 - 4th Dec 2024

Course location:

Kidlington Band Hall

Contact details


01235 555 585

To introduce you to how colour works, how to mix it to create further colours and how to use acrylic paint and apply it.

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.

An introduction to simple colour theory and it's uses, the application of warm and cool colours, making a simple colour pallet. Mixing colours, especially greys and greens. Transparency and opacity of paint (acrylics).

For the first session please bring:

• Good quality A4 orA3 (your preference) landscape format sketchbook with 180gm + weight paper good enough to take paint and some water, (220gm+ preferable).

• Acrylic paints, but if you are already using water colour then bring those.

As you will need the following colours it is preferable to buy individual tubes rather than a mixed set, as that is unlikely to have all the colours needed:

Lemon Yellow

Cadmium Yellow

Ultramarine Blue

Cerulean Blue

Cadmium Red

Alizarin Red

Titanium White

Mars Black

• Selection of round or flat brushes.

• Water pot.

• For acrylic users – Stay-wet mixing pallet (commercial product) or make your own, (tutor will demonstrate), using a sheet of acrylic plastic, ice cream tub lids or similar

• Greaseproof paper.

• Kitchen roll.

• Newspaper to cover tables.

• Apron or other item to cover your clothes.

Please note there will be no class on 30/10/2024.

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?
Spring Term to continue applying colour mixing skills to real locations/landscapes. Oxfordshire Adult Learning offer a wide-range of similar workshops and courses, please check our website for further information.
Entry criteria
This course is an extension of the Drawing On... course but is open to anyone who feels confident in drawing and mark-making (representational and responsive marks) and wants to move into painting but is not sure where to start.

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
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: £240.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £240.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £120.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £120.00

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
Learners work individually at their own creative level, within the group. Tutor supports each learner, assessing their development, confidence and drawing skills and techniques. Learners work individually within the group. Assessment is made on a continuous basis by the tutor, by self-assessment and by collective group assessment. Learners make self-referencing records of colour mixing.

To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.