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Leisure Courses

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What career opportunities can this lead to?

The college offer a number of art courses within the leisure programme. Please browse our website for details.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements in respect of this course.

What does this programme involve?

Students are shown media techniques in pencil, pastels, conte, charcoal, ink, watercolours, acrylics. The students' own subject matter is developed to enable them to create their own drawings and paintings. The class often starts with demonstration, hand-outs and slides, followed by students' own practical work. Tuition is often highly individual.

Students will be able to create their own drawings and paintings.

A College Certificate will be awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

Some theory will be studied, although the majority of time will be spent on practical work, to enable students to create their own pieces and develop their skills.

What else do I need to know?

This course is suitable for anyone. Beginners and Improvers are both welcome.

Drawing paper, 2B pencil, rubber and sharpener along with any other items you may have.

Materials for various media, students can spend as much or as little as they want. Students will be responsible for the purchase of materials relevant to the course.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
L4A Fair Oak Village Hall 28/9/2018 Fri 10:00 – 12:00 10 £155.00 £155.00
L4B Fair Oak Village Hall 25/1/2019 Fri 10:00 – 12:00 9 £139.00 £139.00
L4C Fair Oak Village Hall 3/5/2019 Fri 10:00 – 12:00 9 £139.00 £139.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Frances, 68

Frances, Building an Art & Design Portfolio

Frances began studying at Eastleigh College to get a qualification in quilting, and is now on her way to achieving an Art degree!


Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.