Drawing And Painting - Mixed Ability

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 108 Conc £38 Full £431 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday 15:15 - 18:15 11 MAC 27/04/2020 20/07/2020 AA3040
Thursday 13:00 - 16:00 11 MAC 30/04/2020 16/07/2020 AA3041

What will the course cover?

You will make studies from still-life to develop your skills of composition, draughtsmanship and modelling. We will also investigate the work of well known artists to inform the work produced.

Who is the course for?

All people who wish to develop their drawing skills from observation of mainly still-life set ups, some portraiture and some landscape (later part of Summer Term, weather permitting)

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

Some experience however long ago, would be helpful, though not essential. Enthusiasm is very important, as is the willingness to achieve your own learning goals.

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

Produce a series of drawings and simple paintings using at least 3 different media. Recognise the correct tonal values and their relationships in still-life arrangements.

How is the course organised?

Following a short session to introduce the topic the session is a practical one.The tutor will then support one to one with some group feedback.

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

Gallery and museum visits are recommended as are looking at art books in libraries and visiting websites. Drawing practise is advised.

How will my progress be assessed?

One to one verbal feedback, group discussion and evaluation, written progress and assessment will be recorded on your Individual Learning Plan and in your Learning Journal. Also discussion of each project and its relevance. At the end of term we will evaluate each learner’s work as a whole and discuss individual development.

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

Continue with this course or go on to life drawing or painting courses. You could use the work created to help compile a portfolio to help with an application to FE or HE.

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

Cartridge and some other paper and charcoal are available in class. Students should provide their own fixative, masking tape, sketch books and additional drawing materials as necessary.

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. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.