Art in the Evening

Art in the Evening

This course is suitable for Beginners and Improvers. We will be working directly from the Still Life object or Figure.

  • Course Type Adult - Leisure
  • Subject Area Art and Craft
  • Qualification N/A
  • Study Mode: Part Time Only
  • Course Level Beginners
  • Location Centre for the Creative Industries
  • Course Length 9 weeks
  • Start Date 28-Sept-2020
  • Day Monday
  • Times 18.30-21.00
  • Fee £170
  • Reduced Fee £83
  • Course Code X0EARTJ0/9/A

This course is suitable for Beginners and Improvers. We will be working directly from the Still Life object or Figure. We will be looking at drawing techniques around Line and Tone.

Learners will be taught through a combination of demonstrations from your tutor, whole group teaching, and one to one tuition. This one to one tuition ensures that you can work at your own pace.

An experienced tutor will be available at all times to help you gain confidence quickly. This group is informal and friendly.

What topics will I study?

Often working directly from the Still Life object or Figure, we will be looking at Line, Tone, and Colour. This will include various drawing techniques such as the basics of correct proportions, as well as looking at the darks and lights that play across the object or figure. We will also be looking at colour within these darks and lights, mixing colour, and exploring a variety of different painting mediums. Pastels, Water colour, Acrylics, and Oil paints.

Each session will consist of warm up exercises that are relevant to the session theme and sometimes we will be focussing on one particular figure feature, e.g. nose, mouth, ears, etc.

These exercises are then followed by a single longer drawing. Here the emphasis is on developing your individual work through one to one tuition. We will also be referencing historical and contemporary artists’ work.

Learning takes place through a combination of tutor explanation, peer group exercises, one to one tuition, practical demonstrations as well as learning from other class members.

Next steps: 

This course can lead on to any other art related course in Adult Learning that you prefer e.g. water colour, oils and acrylics, portraiture, life drawing, sculpture, pottery etc. You might decide to follow the more academic route of GCSEs, A Levels etc.

Entry Requirements

There areno entry requirements.This course is specifically designed for the Beginner. Improvers are also welcome.


We provide large, well lit rooms and drawing boards.College ID badges are available so you may access all college facilities including the Learning Resource Centres and college computers which you can use outside of lesson time.

Additional Costs

None – Initially you will need to bring an A3 or A2 cartridge drawing pad, pencil and rubber with you. All other mediums will be provided.

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