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Drawing into Painting - Spring

Course code: QCKV302P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

10:30 - 13:00

Days of week:


Course date:

8th Jan 2025 - 19th Mar 2025

Course location:

Kidlington Band Hall

Contact details


01235 555 585

To introduce painting that is abstracted from drawn source material. To develop a transferable drawing and painting vocabulary.

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.

Using mark-making to collect essence-of-place in preparation for painting.

Abstract from the mark-making sessions to make further drawn studies as a starting point for painting.

Learners are responsible for the purchase of their own materials.

For the first session please bring:

All your paints, palette, brushes, water pots, rags etc.

Good quality A4 or A3 (your preference) landscape format sketchbook with 180gm + weight paper – good enough to take paint and some water, (220gm+ preferable).

For On Location sessions, you will need:

A variety of soft (B) pencils and/or graphite chunks and a rubber

Charcoal (thicker sticks not the very thin ones), and a putty rubber

Metal ruler (not essential but helpful).

Glue stick

Cheap, spiral bound A3, landscape format, sketchbook to contain mark-making samples (pasted in).

Please note there will be no class on 19/02/2025.

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?
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 into Painting (Autumn Term) course but is open to anyone who feels confident in mark-making (representational and responsive marks).

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
The main emphasis is practical and teaching methods will include demonstration, practice, pair and group work and 1 to 1 guidance from the tutor.

Learners access their own self-refence colour charts, made in Autumn Term.

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