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Introduction to Drawing/Watercolour Painting – C8026

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Course Overview

This 7-week beginners’ course will introduce you to to the fundamentals of art : line, shape, colour, texture and space through the disciplines of drawing, painting and printing. This course is structured and will be taught under the three disciplines in order to explore the fundamentals in the most innovative and creative way possible.
The drawing element will be observational such as creating still life pieces of natural forms and household objects using a variety of materials and different mediums, exploring shape, space and line.
The painting element will be an introduction to watercolours. Students will be introduced to colour theory and a variety of watercolour painting techniques as well as building on the drawing skills gained in previous weeks.
And finally, you will be introduced to a simple and expressive form of printing: Tetra Pak printing, in which you will use your drawings and paintings previously created as the subject for your printing.

You will study with an industry specialist at our St Margaret’s campus. The College has excellent Art studios, current IT suites and the latest Adobe software for you to succesfully learn in a friendly adult environment.

What You'll Learn

Year 1

You will gain a foundational understanding of drawing, painting and printing. You will initially learn how to produce observational still drawings utilising a variety of drawing techniques. You will then go on to learn a selection of water colour techniques and colour theory and will apply these techniques to creating a painted outcome. Finally, you will utilise your drawing and colour skills to create a printed outcome.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, however having some formal knowledge and a keen interest in art, drawing or visual recording would be advantageous.

How you will be assessed

You will be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations and benefit from individual feedback. There is no formal assessment but you will be set personal targets from your tutor.

Course Fees

Tuition fees

Tuition Fees (19+): £25.00

Additional Costs

There are no additional costs.


If the course is longer than one year the total fees are for the first year only and further fees may apply in future years. All fees are based on a ‘home’ learner status. Please contact us for information on overseas fees.

For more information, please see our course fee disclaimers page.

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Course and Career progression

You can consider further hobby courses in the Art or Digital skills at the College.
Digital Art skills can lead to many pathways and jobs within the art and design sector including, graphic design, illustrator, concept artist, fashion, print, surface pattern, interior designer, advertising, print, info graphics, art director, art worker.

What Happens Next

You will be contacted to attend an interview if required, or you will be sent a conditional offer according to the entry requirements for the course. You will then be invited in to enrol for your chosen course of study.
For enrol and pay courses: Once you have decided to take the course, you need to fill in a short learner details form online and pay the course fee. Once you have done this, you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment and payment.

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