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Painting & Drawing from Scratch (C00291-161703)

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Price: £180.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

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This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

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Weekdays/Time: Mon (09:30 to 12:00)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 10)

End Date: 10/07/2017

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

This course is for absolute beginners or those with little experience in drawing in painting. It is aimed at giving you an introductory grounding in drawing and painting, and providing the tools and techniques for you to continue practising independently or within one of our longer courses.

How to Enrol:

Enrolment is best carried out online. If you prefer to enrol in person, you can enrol at Parkshot . You can also enrol by post, payment should be by cheque made payable to Richmond Adult Community College and sent to Postal Enrolments, RACC, Parkshot, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 2RE.

Entry Requirements:


Course Content:

Working from a different still life each week, you will initially be introduced to the basic principles of drawing from observation, with a focus on line, tone and composition. You will then progress onto basic colour mixing with a focus on the relationship between tone and colour. During each session, you will produce one piece of work but you will also be encouraged to make small thumbnail sketches in preparation for painting.The tutor will teach using a combination of demonstration, one to one guidance and group discussion and you will be shown examples of a range of artists work to discuss and learn from. By the end of the course you will have developed confidence in drawing and painting and hopefully will feel inspired to progress onto another course and more ambitious work.

Assessment Methods:

No assessment, though regular informal feedback and support will be provided.

Additional Information:

If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline please email If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email telephone 020 8843 7921, or drop in to our main reception area.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

A basic material list will be issued at the first class and basic materials will be provided for the first session.


Regular attendance required.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

If you enjoy the course you may want to join one of our longer drawing and painting classes, or if you would like to progress onto higher level qualification you might consider building a portfolio and applying for the Access to Art and Design course or one of our BTEC Foundation Diploma Courses which are available on a full and part-time basis.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much homework will I need to do outside of class? None What will happen if I miss a class? We strongly advise you attend all sessions. Do I need any special clothing or equipment? To protect your clothes from paint, we recommend you wear either an apron or old, loose clothing. Is there any tutorial support? Yes, ongoing throughout the course.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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