City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate In 2D Drawing And Painting (QCF)

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 679 Conc £0 Full £1977 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 09:45 - 15:00 33 MAC 17/09/2018 15/07/2019 AA1015

What will the course cover?

This course consists of 4 units: Developing ideas, Sampling different media plus 2 units that are subject specific (life drawing and drawing from nature. The units will cover: drawing, painting, collage, using different medias, design development, sampling techniques, developing ideas, costing work and storage.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who is interested in developing their art skills or are looking to go towards further study at a higher level. Many students who take this course are accepted on art foundation courses on the strength of the portfolios produced on this course.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Ideally you will have some experience of drawing and or painting, English up to level 1 and computer skills sufficient to produce written work.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Describe health and safety regulations related to making 2D works of art. Describe tools, equipment and materials used for making 2D works of art. Describe the care of tools and equipment used for life drawing. Use tools, equipment and materials safely when producing 2D artwork. Understand the characteristics of materials and techniques required to create work. Describe the characteristics of the materials used to create life drawings and drawings from nature. Describe different types of coloured and textured papers required for life drawings and drawings from nature. Describe the different techniques used to create drawings. Describe different styles of painting, drawing and making works of art. Describe ways of conveying mood and atmosphere. State the key factors when selecting vantage points. Be able to research techniques and contexts. Research painting/drawing techniques. Research contexts. •historical •cultural •contemporary. Present research in a logical format. Be able to produce experimental studies. Select materials. Use materials and techniques for experimental studies. Produce experimental studies using: •colour •line •texture •shape •form Record techniques and processes used to make experimental studies. Estimate the cost and time required for experimental studies. Be able to produce and evaluate a series of drawings and other 2D work. Develop a statement of intent. Record the stages followed to produce 2D work. Present a series of drawings and other work. Produce cost sheets. Produce production timescales. Evaluate your work.

How is the course organised?

Practical exercises in drawing and painting , information on materials and mediums as well as how to present work for display.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Practice at home to make good progress. Home work will be set. Visits to art galleries and sketchbook work to support your own learning.

How will my progress be assessed?

One to one and group support, tutorials and marked work. You progress will be tracked to ensure you have covered all the criteria.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

This is a comprehensive course that will see you going away with a substantial portfolio that can be used for application to higher level courses e.g. art foundation course or to promote your work.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Most materials are supplied.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.