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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Malina Busch
  • Course Code W24PDGA03C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Develop your personal vision and improve your drawing and painting techniques by working on individual projects. During class you will be guided through each step of the studio process from brainstorming in sketchbooks and creating a composition through to a finished artwork, or potentially a series of paintings. You will have the opportunity to explore a range of materials including oils, acrylics, watercolour, and mixed media.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Show an understanding of form, colour, tone, and proportion in your work
  • Develop an awareness of composition
  • Extend your knowledge of materials and techniques through experimentation
  • Build confidence initiating, exploring, and developing a project

Class format and activities

During this course students will be supported in developing individual projects in conversation with the tutor. Class activities include: individual feedback and tuition, personal research online and in sketchbooks, group discussions, peer feedback, and material demonstrations.

Entry requirements

It is helpful to have some experience of drawing and/or painting before joining this course. Complete beginners may like to try one or more of the following: Drawing Taster, Painting Taster, The Drawing course: Beginners, The Painting Course: Beginners, A Crash Course in Drawing or A Crash Course in Painting.

What you need to know before you enrol

This class takes place in C33 which is accessible by stairs and lift. Demonstrations and studio work do not demand a particular level of fitness, and activities can be adapted for individual circumstances where needed. Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, this course may need to be modified for online delivery using Teams and email.

What you need

The course fee does not include art materials. During the first class, students will determine which materials best suit their individual project and personal circumstances in conversation with the tutor. Student projects may range from small drawing or painting experiments in sketchbooks through to paintings on paper, canvas or board. Most students will need: Sketchbook (A5 or larger); Painting or drawing surfaces, such as: paper, canvas, or board; A basic set of acrylic, oil, or watercolour paints; A few brushes in a variety of shapes and sizes; If using acrylic or watercolour: pots for water, a soft sponge and kitchen roll; If using oil paint: cotton rags, a couple glass jars with lids for Zest-it and linseed oil; Pencil and rubber; Pencil sharpener

What you can do next

Further and part time drawing & painting courses at Morley College, part time & full-time fine art courses, BTEC, BA & MA.