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Drawing and Painting – Beginners


This course aims to give you a foundation introduction to many aspects of making art, covering a range of drawing and painting techniques and materials. It is a course for all abilities, including those who think they can’t draw. So, whether you have limited experience or a background in art this course will give you the confidence to build a creative portfolio.

On the course, we will explore many forms of expression and mark making. This fun and varied course covers a range of traditional techniques and materials including pencils, pastels, acrylic paint, watercolours, and colour pencils. Topics that are covered include: still-life, landscapes, figures and portraits. We also look at getting and using the right art materials, art history, stretching paper, mixing paintings and colour theory.

By the end of the course, you should be able to explore this exciting subject further by having the confidence and creative abilities to work on projects and subjects at home or attend further lessons in the following terms. The course also can help to build a portfolio of creative pieces for furthering your artistic studies within the College.

You can choose to attend this class on Tuesday or Thursday evenings- dates below:

Tuesday 24 September 2024 (18:00 – 20:00)

Thursday 26 September 2024 (18:00 – 20:00)

Please note this course does not run in the college half term or end of term breaks.


It is for all ages and those with little experience or some experience and/or those with a background in art who wish to build a creative portfolio.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


Our range of leisure and hobby courses keeps growing, with even more fun and exciting courses starting throughout 2024.

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