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Unlock your creativity and create artwork you can be proud of

From drawing and acrylic painting to printmaking, pottery, and glass fusing we offer plenty of courses that can help you explore your creativity. See our full course list to discover what you could learn next.

Switch off and unwind whilst you learn a new skill

Art & Design courses offer a brilliant way to learn a new skill in a fun and relaxing setting. In our recreational art courses, it’s hard to go wrong; so test out your ideas and recreate art that inspires you.

If you’re looking for something a bit different from typical classroom learning, we’ve got you covered. We’re proud to run Art & Design courses in some of Oxford’s culturally rich and inspiring locations, such as our drawing classes in the Oxford Botanic Gardens and Ashmolean Museum. Each session our passionate tutors will share their top tips and tested techniques as they support you to experiment and discover what you can achieve.

Make the most of our studios and specialist facilities

Through our part time courses you can make the most of our Art & Design studios and specialist facilities.

Whether that is using our Kiln to create your own glass work, or using our pottery wheels to create a set of ceramics you can take home and proudly showcase.

Alongside our specialist facilities, we also have expert tutors who are keen to share their enthusiasm for their craft.

Surrounded by their infectious passion and other keen learners, you’ll see all that is possible for you to create.

Part Time Art & Design courses

Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCXU106P

You will be offered a broad grounding in the use of acrylics. You will cover glazing, layering, impasto painting, bold and expressive brush work. You will examine how to observe a simple still life, how to mould form through light and shade, how to u...

17th Apr 2024 - 3rd Jul 2024

Wednesday

Art & Design

Seacourt Hall

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Acrylic Painting - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCRR107P

You will be offered a broad grounding in the use of acrylics. You will cover glazing, layering, impasto painting, bold and expressive brush work. You will examine how to observe a simple still life, how to mould form through light and shade, how to u...

13th May 2024 - 8th Jul 2024

Monday

Art & Design

District Community Centre

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Acrylic Painting - Summer Landscape in a Day

Part Time QSAV120P

A stage-by-stage demonstration-based workshop that builds up to a finished summer landscape....

11th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Art for Relaxation - Summer

Part Time QCWV101P

The course is defined for those who would like to try something new in an art way. This course does not require any talent or artistic skills. It is for those who would like to learn how they can relax and cope with stressful life situations. In orde...

16th Apr 2024 - 2nd Jul 2024

Tuesday

Art & Design

Witney Campus

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Art for Relaxation – A Focus on Colours in Nature

Part Time QSAV012P

This workshop is created for beginners, without any artistic skill or talent. They will learn how to cope with stress and how to relax through art and creativity using art therapy methods – all focussing on colours in nature....

11th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Art for Relaxation – Spring Inspirations

Part Time QSAV011P

This workshop is designed for everyone who would like to spend a Saturday morning differently, relax, slow down, try something new and have a fun – all inspired by Spring....

9th Mar 2024 - 9th Mar 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Drawing and Painting - Beginners

Part Time QCGT106P

Discover the exciting skills of drawing and create your own unique art samples. This art course will comprise an introduction to basic materials and techniques, with an emphasis on shapes, perspective, quality of line and basic shading. Participants ...

17th Apr 2024 - 3rd Jul 2024

Wednesday

Art & Design

Old Mill Hall

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Drawing and Painting - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCWU003P

This course is designed to suit your individual needs, whether a novice or more experienced in drawing and painting. You will have the opportunity to explore a variety of classical methods and contemporary approaches, whilst covering a range of art a...

22nd Apr 2024 - 8th Jul 2024

Monday

Art & Design

Witney Campus

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Drawing and Watercolour - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCXU102P

You shall cover basic drawing skills such as construction drawing and moulding form with light and shade. We will look at the traditional ways of applying watercolour: wet into wet, layered washes, glazes etc. We will also make experimental paintings...

17th Apr 2024 - 3rd Jul 2024

Wednesday

Art & Design

Seacourt Hall

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Drawing at the Botanic Garden

Part Time QCXT124P

An enjoyable and practical visual exploration of Oxford Botanic Garden designed to suit your own needs whether you are a beginner or have previous experience....

30th Apr 2024 - 4th Jun 2024

Tuesday

Art & Design

Botanic Gardens

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Drawing from Scratch - C

Part Time QCKU103P

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 ...

17th Apr 2024 - 26th Jun 2024

Wednesday

Art & Design

Kidlington Band Hall

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Drawing On - Improvers C

Part Time QCKU203P

To offer the opportunity for learners to develop their skills with a wide range of drawing skills and techniques, including drawing outdoors if the weather permits.In order to avoid disappointment, it is advisable to enrol at least 2½ weeks prior to ...

17th Apr 2024 - 26th Jun 2024

Wednesday

Art & Design

Kidlington Band Hall

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Glass Fusion - Fused Glass Projects

Part Time QPXV603P

During this workshop you will be able to extend your skills and techniques involved in Glass Fusing and Slumping. We will make two items during the days. This course is project based and the aim is to learn different fusing techniques. It will give y...

2nd Mar 2024 - 2nd Mar 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Cheney School

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Glass Fusion - Kiln Carving and Metal Inclusions

Part Time QPXV601P

In this course you will explore different design and fusing techniques to create lovely unique glass artworks of your own. They can either be functional or decorative. Enjoy exploring your creativity through Kiln Formed Glass....

8th Jun 2024 - 8th Jun 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Cheney School

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Glass Fusion - Mosaic Glass Fusing

Part Time QSAV610P

During this workshop, you will design a picture by inlaying small pieces of glass and then grouting it with glass powders to create an intricate and colourful glass ‘painting’. Your glass mosaic will be fused together in a glass kiln. You can either ...

9th Mar 2024 - 9th Mar 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Life Drawing

Part Time QCAT112P

We will explore several ways to represent the model....

18th Apr 2024 - 4th Jul 2024

Thursday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Life Drawing - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCKU106P

An introduction to drawing the human form from a model.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....

15th Jun 2024 - 15th Jun 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Gosford Hill School

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Life Drawing - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCKU105P

An introduction to drawing the human form from a model.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....

16th Mar 2024 - 16th Mar 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Gosford Hill School

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Mixed Media Painting - Workshop

Part Time QPXV201P

A stage-by-stage demonstration-based workshop that builds up to a finished portrait of a March Hare....

2nd Mar 2024 - 2nd Mar 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Cheney School

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Museum Drawing - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCXU021P

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 appreciat...

18th Apr 2024 - 4th Jul 2024

Thursday

Art & Design

Ashmolean Museum

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Museum Drawing - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCXU022P

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 appreciat...

17th Apr 2024 - 3rd Jul 2024

Wednesday

Art & Design

Ashmolean Museum

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Oil Painting - Atmospheric Seascapes

Part Time QPXV200P

A stage-by-stage demonstration-based workshop that builds up to a finished seascape....

8th Jun 2024 - 8th Jun 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Cheney School

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Oil Painting - Mixed Ability

Part Time QCAT203P

A look at colour theory, colour mixing and “palette craft”....

18th Apr 2024 - 4th Jul 2024

Thursday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Afternoon

Part Time QCAT025P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

15th May 2024 - 10th Jul 2024

Wednesday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Afternoon

Part Time QCAT022P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

14th May 2024 - 9th Jul 2024

Tuesday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Afternoon

Part Time QCAT020P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

13th May 2024 - 8th Jul 2024

Monday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Evening

Part Time QCAT021P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

13th May 2024 - 8th Jul 2024

Monday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Evening

Part Time QCAT027P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

16th May 2024 - 11th Jul 2024

Thursday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Evening

Part Time QCAT023P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

14th May 2024 - 9th Jul 2024

Tuesday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Evening

Part Time QCAU013P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

19th Feb 2024 - 22nd Apr 2024

Monday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Morning

Part Time QCAT024P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

15th May 2024 - 10th Jul 2024

Wednesday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Pottery - Mixed Ability - Morning

Part Time QCAT026P

A pottery course in which you will learn a wide range of ceramic processes in a well-equipped studio taught by one of our highly skilled Ceramic Artists. You will be producing a body of work showing development of skills and ideas in a relaxed and fr...

16th May 2024 - 11th Jul 2024

Thursday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Silk Painting - Easter Workshop

Part Time QSAV000P

You will be introduced to the secrets of this exquisite art form, working with an artist who specialises in silk painting. Create your own unique artwork....

9th Mar 2024 - 9th Mar 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Silk Painting - Summer Workshop

Part Time QSAV001P

You will be introduced to the secrets of this exquisite art form, working with an artist who specialises in silk painting. Create your own unique artwork....

11th May 2024 - 11th May 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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Silk Painting - Workshop

Part Time QPXV003P

You will be introduced to the secrets of this exquisite art form, working with an artist who specialises in silk painting. Create your own unique artwork....

16th Mar 2024 - 16th Mar 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Cheney School

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Watercolour - Beginners

Part Time QCRT106P

This course is designed for those who wish to continue to learn how to paint in the medium of watercolour. It is a practical, structured and comprehensive course that will continue to teach the further skills and techniques necessary to paint in this...

13th May 2024 - 8th Jul 2024

Monday

Art & Design

District Community Centre

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Watercolour - Workshop

Part Time QSAV002P

A stage-by-stage demonstration-based workshop that builds up to a finished Spring landscape....

9th Mar 2024 - 9th Mar 2024

Saturday

Art & Design

Abingdon Campus

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