When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23PDGA01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Unlock your imagination and explore experimental approaches to painting. Be inspired by music, poetry, stories and other artworks in practical exercises and projects. Use a range of different methods and materials including paint, collage and mixed media to visualise your creative ideas. Work from both observation and the Imagination. All levels and abilities welcome.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Express your own individual vision
  • Work both by observation and from the imagination
  • Explore and combine a range of painting principles: tone, colour, composition, layering, luminosity etc
  • Feel confident about using paint, collage and/or mixed media


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Working on practical projects with tutor support, you will be given demonstrations such as paint handling, individual tuition, handouts and visual aids, and there will be regular group reviews and discussions.

    Entry requirements

    The course is open to all levels and experience, and is also suitable for those wishing to build a portfolio for progression onto an Art & Design Foundation or Access programme. More experienced students will be able to further develop their skills, and explore new techniques and materials

    What you need to know before you enrol

    This class takes place in D11 which is on the first floor with no lift access.

    What you need

    Drawing Paper for the session, a tear off palette, paper towel and a water container will be provided at your work station. A list of the materials needed for each week will be provided at the start of the course. You will be using: charcoal, pencils, inks, pastels, wax crayons, acrylic paint, brushes, sponges and will need your own drawing board clips and/or masking tape. Additional materials will be needed for specific projects e.g. collage papers and objects, textural materials.

    What you can do next

    Progress to Art & Design Foundation/ Access Programme, Higher Education or Advanced Painting and Drawing courses, as appropriate. Other visual arts courses.