Explore the potential of a variety of drawing media, including pencil, charcoal, pen & ink and pastel. Suitable for all abilities.
“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.”
This course, aimed at all abilities, allows you to explore the potential of a variety of drawing media, including pencil, charcoal, pen & ink and pastels. Drawing will heighten your visual awareness, helping you to see the world around you with a fresh and enquiring mind. You will be taught how to draw shapes accurately, gain an understanding of perspective, how to model the form of subjects, demonstrate the effect of light, how to use colour and acquire knowledge of how to create dynamic compositions.
You will be taught at a level appropriate to your ability, and the subject matter will include still life, landscape including buildings, portraiture and animals.
- Produce accurate outline drawings
- Model form with shading
- Gain an understanding of perspective
- Create dynamic compositions
- Gain knowledge of colour theory.
- Learn a variety of shading techniques
PLEASE NOTE - The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled students are notified approximately one week before the start date.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
You are not required to possess any specific skills before joining this course.
Entry 3 / Level 1 or Extended Level 1 Award in Learning, Employability and Progression for Art and Design skills
You can progress to any number of painting or drawing courses at Newbury College. The tutor will advise the best path of progression for you. The next course in this series is Watercolour Techniques.
Your work will be assessed by the tutor throughout the course and progress will be discussed individually. Attainment will be recorded against the assessment criteria. Peer reviews and group discussions, reviewing completed work, will also form an important part of the assessment as well as quizzes and questions and answers. Your individual achievement will be recorded at the end of the course and your 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.
To undertake this course, you do not need to be in relevant work or participate in work experience.
Fees and Additional Costs
The price below includes an additional £10 materials fee, which covers the cost of materials used during the session. You may also be required to purchase some materials yourself. Advice about the purchase of other drawing materials will be given during the first lesson.
You need to bring the following to class:
- cartridge paper (preferably A3) for the first session
- HB & 2B pencil
- a rubber
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.