Drawing and Painting (Day)
Discover your hidden artistic talents with this step-by-step approach to drawing and painting, exploring a variety of subjects and media.
“I chose Newbury College because it has a healthy environment in which I can enjoy creative freedom.”
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Art and Design
“I would recommend Newbury College as I have had so much support. I have enjoyed developing my skills in spray painting and printmaking techniques.”
“I chose to study at Newbury College because it was conveniently close. I also loved the course choices, such a huge range, it was very difficult for me to decide what would be best. I had a lot of support to help me choose what course would be best for my future. I have enjoyed the confidence that I have gained from my course and I am very thankful for everything the college has done for me.”
Regardless of ability and experience, this course provides endless opportunities to explore the techniques of pencil, charcoal, pastels, ink, watercolour and acrylics; subjects studied will include still life, landscapes, portraits, buildings and animals. Over the duration of the course, you are taught how to draw shapes accurately, model form showing light and shadow, demonstrate an understanding of perspective and the relationship between subjects, gain knowledge of composition and understand and use colour theory. You are introduced at a level appropriate to your ability and you will receive individual tuition and support to help you work at a suitable pace.
Learning Outcomes: To complete a portfolio of work which demonstrates a proficiency in drawing and painting, using the techniques learnt throughout the course, showing progression. The portfolio will demonstrate skills in:
- drawing shapes
- modelling form
- showing effects of light and shadows
- displaying an awareness of perspective
- creating dynamic compositions
- applying colour theory and colour mixing
To participate in the class, please bring the following:
- A pad of cartridge paper (A3 or larger)
- A B pencil
- An eraser
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
Students are not required to possess any specific prior skills before joining this course.
This course contains a short, accredited qualification, which consists of planning and carrying out several different painting and drawing projects using a range of taught skills. Students keep a portfolio and photographic evidence of work which will be assessed internally by Newbury College and externally via the awarding body. Upon successful completion of the qualification, students are awarded the Entry 3 or Level one Award in Learning, Employability and Progression for Art and Design Skills.
Develop and progress through each term, taking on different skills and techniques. Why not progress on to one of our many other art courses? Try your hand a machine sewing or ceramics and continue to develop your artistic side.
Your work will be assessed by the tutor throughout the course and progress will be discussed with you continuously. Your attainment will be recorded against the assessment criteria. Peer reviews and group discussions, reviewing completed work, will also form an important part of assessment as well as quizzes and questions and answers. Your achievement will be recorded and presented to you at the end of the course. You will create a portfolio of work which will be assessed internally by Newbury College and externally via the awarding body.
Homework will be set but will be completed on a voluntary basis. One or two hours per week would be sufficient to complete homework.
Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.
Fees and Additional Costs
The price below includes an additional £10 materials fee, which covers the cost of materials used during the session. Students may also be required to purchase some materials themselves.
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.