Course overview

Would you like to draw and paint but think you can't? Do you lack confidence in beginning your artistic journey? This course is suitable for anyone who wants to have a go but doesn't know where to start. Working with our experienced and friendly tutor you will explore the fundamentals of drawing and basic painting techniques. This is a beginners course where no prior experience is needed. Each week we will take a step by step approach to exploring the fundamentals of drawing, building up to experimenting with some basic techniques, that will pave a way into painting.

Course description

This course enables learners with absolutely no experience of drawing and painting to try out their skills in a safe and supportive learning environment. We will explore a range of drawing and basic painting techniques and you will be supported by an experienced tutor who will guide you in taking your first steps. There will be set learning outcomes which will enable you to chart your progress throughout the course.

These learning outcomes will be:

1. Use three drawing techniques.

2. Define what we mean by a "sketch"

3. Make a drawing from observation.

4. Describe a technique used by at least one artist.

5. Use three basic painting techniques and state your preference.

This course will enable you to try a range of techniques in drawing and painting, so that you can begin to become creative and develop your own personal style/way of working, where you will be working alongside other learners who are doing the same. There will be an emphasis on individual learning, as well as group discussion and tutor feedback. This is the perfect opportunity to dip your toe into the world of art.

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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