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Museum Drawing - Mixed Ability

Course code: QCXU022P

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 - 3rd Jul 2024

Course location:

Ashmolean Museum

Contact details


01235 555 585

Drawing in the Museum! A wonderful way to get to know the exhibits and create your own artworks.

Museum drawing is a practical course that will ensure you can complete it with more sophisticated artistic skills and a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Ashmolean museum’s wide-ranging collection.

The focus will be on the basics of how to accurately record proportion and shape, mark-making, through the exploration of different drawing materials and tonal techniques that will give your drawings form. We will work from objects selected by the tutor from the Ashmolean collection, following several distinct group exercises which we will bring together in our final studies.

There will be opportunities to draw from artworks first-hand in the museum as well as developing your own creative responses to objects, and resources.

Please note there will beno teaching session on 29/05/2024

Teaching sessions will take place in the Ashmolean Museum. The idea is that you sketch and develop your drawings using different tools or media in any way that you choose.

Each week the tutor will take you through a specific planned task, demonstrating and supporting you, one to one. You will need to bring your own basic materials to use in the museum - bulldog clip or masking tape, erasers, and pencils only. Sharpeners must be enclosed or in a plastic bag. There is a cafe for refreshments or bring your own to drink in the designated area downstairs.

Materials Required:

Learners are expected to provide their own colour pencils, which may cost each student approximately £15. Tutor will advise at the first session on pencils etc.

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

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?
Further drawing courses can be found on the College website.
Entry criteria
Absolutely no previous experience is required. This course is suitable for absolute beginners.

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 might cost you up to £20. Please do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running.

The specialist consumable fee set at £0.50 per hour covers materials provided for students to try or experiment with, as part of the planned study. This sum includes tinted paper, pastels, colour pencils, drawing boards.

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

Materials: £13.75

Total Cost: £88.75

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Materials: £13.75

Total Cost: £13.75

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:

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

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 tutor

• Informal feedback by tutor

• Self-assessment

• Questions & answers

• Exhibition of student works followed by evaluation of own and peer ‘s work