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Still Life Painting - Beginners

Course code: QCAT107P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

Course time:

15:30 - 18:00

Days of week:


Course date:

6th Jan 2025 - 24th Mar 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

This practical course provides a very good entry into still life painting.

Still life painting is a wonderful means by which to explore and develop the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Students will be encouraged to look at things with a fresh eye, to relish colour and to build confidence by developing and putting into practice good technique.

In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2 ½ weeks prior to the course starting. We will confirm course information two weeks prior to the start date.

This intensive course is structured to suit learners’ pace and prior abilities.

Main topics covered: • Proportion and relative proportion. • Composition and relationships of objects. • Colour theory. • Painting techniques including laying a wash, wet on wet and dry brush in gouache painting. • Creating a three-dimensional image of a still-life in gouache by using different tonal patterns and knowledge about the main rules of perspective. • Techniques of modern artists related to still-life project. • Still-life painting in gouache or acrylic with a modern abstract layout. Do not buy any materials until your course is confirmed as running. Materials Required For the first session please bring: B, 2B and 3B drawing pencils, erasers. A2/A3 sketch book or cartridge paper 160 grams

Learners are expected to provide their own paint, which might cost each student £20. Tutor will advise at the first session on paints etc. Please note there is no session on 17.02.25.

What next?
There will be a continuation course.
Entry criteria
Absolutely no previous experience is required. This course is suitable for absolute beginners.
Fee information
Learners are expected to provide their own paint, which might cost each student £20. Tutor will advise at the first session on paints etc.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your 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: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Learning & method assessment
Teaching & learning methods used:Lecture, demonstration, individual student practice, pair work, group discussion, peer’s evaluation, exhibition of students’ completed projects.

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. To track your progress and achievement you will be required to complete a short document.