This course explores the potential of a variety of drawing media including pencil, charcoal, pen & ink and pastel. Suitable for all abilities.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and rules regarding social distancing this course will be taught via blended learning. The course will include both online and face to face teaching sessions. All sessions will be scheduled at the times indicated below.
? The course tutor will provide live teaching sessions online using Microsoft Teams.
? Selected sessions will be available for a small number of students on a rota basis at the college. All face to face sessions will also be streamed online to ensure all learners can fully participate in every session. Your course tutor will arrange with you a rota for coming into the college.
? If you are not attending in person, you will participate in the session from home via Microsoft Teams.
? Learners who are unable to attend face to face sessions can still enrol onto the course and attend all sessions online.
Learners will also be able to access a wide range of College services including Moodle, Office 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive) and Microsoft Teams to support online learning. Induction sessions will be held prior to the start of the course, to allow learners to familiarise themselves with the online learning platforms.
“I chose Newbury College because it has a healthy environment in which I can enjoy creative freedom.”
“My time at college has been really positive. I’ve been able to focus solely on one subject that I really enjoy and I’m progressing onto university with an unconditional offer at the university of my choice.”
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 students to explore the potential of a variety of drawing media including pencil, charcoal, pen & ink and pastels. Drawing will heighten learners' visual awareness, helping them to see the world around them with a fresh and enquiring mind. Learners will be taught how to draw shapes accurately, gaining an understanding of perspective, how to model the form of subjects, demonstrating the effect of light and a knowledge of how to create dynamic compositions will also be acquired. Students will be taught at a level appropriate to their ability and 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 a 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.
This course contains a short, accredited qualification, which consists of planning and carrying out several different drawing projects using a range of taught skills. Students keep a portfolio 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 1 Award in Learning, Employability and Progression for Art and Design skills.
Students can progress to any number of painting or drawing courses at Newbury College. The tutor can advise the best path of progression for the individual. The next course in this series is Watercolour Techniques.
Learners' work will be assessed by the tutor throughout the course and progress will be discussed with each learner. Learners' 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.
Students 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 will be required to purchase some of their own materials.
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Please be aware that this course has already started. Please call 01635 845000 to check if spaces are available
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.