Course overview

This course will be delivered through a combination of online studio sessions, demonstrations, discussions, and critiques. Students will have access to their own painting and drawing materials, tools, and studio space for creating artwork. Assignments will include both structured exercises to build technical skills and independent projects to encourage creative exploration. This course will include techniques for creating texture, depth, and atmosphere in paintings, and involve still life painting exercises focusing on light and shadow.

Course description

This course provides a comprehensive exploration of painting and drawing techniques, offering students the opportunity to develop foundational skills while exploring their creativity and personal expression. Through a combination of hands-on studio sessions, demonstrations, and individual projects, participants will learn fundamental principles of painting and drawing, including composition, colour theory, perspective, and mark-making. Emphasis will be placed on developing observational skills, understanding materials and techniques, and cultivating personal style. By the end of the course, students will have gained confidence in their painting and drawing abilities and will have produced a portfolio of work that showcases their artistic growth. Learners will develop foundation skills in painting and drawing techniques and understand the elements and principles of art and design. You will also explore various painting and drawing mediums, such as water colour, acrylics, oils, charcoal, ink and pastel.

Learners will also learn techniques for creating depth, perspective, and volume in drawings and paintings and you will gain an understanding of the importance of composition and design in creating impactful artwork.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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