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Drawing from Scratch in 5 Weeks (C01646-161703)

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Price: £110.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
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.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Thu (10:00 to 13:00)

Started: 27/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 5)

End Date: 25/05/2017

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

This course will give you a general introduction to drawing. The emphasis will be on observational drawing and you will be taught how to observe and record line and tone using a range of materials. You will also be introduced to different mark-making techniques and elements of composition and will explore creative ways of using materials and techniques. It is suitable for those with no experience of drawing.

How to Apply - Tutor Approval

Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.

To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:

  1. Maths and English Assessments: This MUST be done prior to your interview and takes about 1hour, you can come and do this at any time during opening times.
  2. Evidence of skills: You may be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task
  3. Interview: The Tutor interview is to ensure that this is the right course for you and that you are fully aware of what is involved in completing the course

On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.

How to Enrol:

RACC has created a concessionary rate on Adult Community Learning Wellbeing courses. This is for learners on a household income below £27,000, and gives up to 50% discount for learners who self-declare -

unemployed on benefits
aged 65+ living alone

There is also a 25% concession for anyone over 70.

There is also a Wellbeing project Bursary available where you could get the whole course fee paid. See our website for details

You can enrol directly online or in person at reception.

Entry Requirements:

This is a beginners course so no previous learning is assumed but it is also suitable for students with some experience who want to develop confidence is a range of materials and techniques.

Maths and English Assessments

Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Course Content:

The course is studio-based so projects will largely be concentrated on the still-life. The emphasis will be on observational drawing and you will be taught how to interpret your surroundings.

This structured course will introduce you to line and tone using a range of materials including pencil, chalk, charcoal and ink.

Each week will focus on a particular drawing approach such as positive and negative space, near and far, light to convey form and mark making. You will receive plenty of one to one tuition to enable you to achieve. The course will give you a chance to exchange ideas with others and participate in supportive group critiques.

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 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:

Paper will be available to purchase

• Drawing & printing messy so wear appropriate clothing.
• A range of pencils, B, 2B, 4B, eraser and sharpener
• You will be advised on additional materials if they are required.

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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