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What opportunities will this course give me?

Students will progress to developing sustained compositions. There are also other art courses offered by the college which would offer further development and practice opportunities.

What will I be learning?

This course offers a series of sessions which progress step by step through theory, practical work, discussion and demonstrations. You will look at a variety of styles and the methods these styles employ.

You will look at the work of well known artists and discuss their ideas, paintings and drawings.

By the end of the course you will be able to create a piece of art-work that takes colour, tone, pattern, texture, form, shape and composition into account, that you will enjoy making and looking at/exhibiting.

A College Certificate is awarded on request.

Why is this course for me?

You will learn through theory, where useful, including looking at the work of well known artists and discuss their ideas, paintings and drawings. The course will include plenty of demonstrations (at least one each session) and one to one and group tuition. We use a mixture of primary and secondary reference materials (about 50/50).

What do I need to sign up?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This course is suitable for those with little or no experience in drawing and painting.

Students will require drawing pencils including a 2B pencil, drawing paper, eraser and sharpener.

All students will need basic art equipment but this can be purchased individually if wished as the course progresses.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
G517A Thornden School 23/9/2019 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 10 £155.00 £155.00
G517B Thornden School 20/1/2020 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 9 £140.00 £140.00
G517C Thornden School 20/4/2020 Mon 19:00 – 21:00 9 £140.00 £140.00 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 some 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.