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Art and design


Woodley Hill House,
Eastcourt Avenue,
Reading, RG6 1HH

This is an introductory course suitable for complete beginners or those who have not drawn since school. We'll help with the technique, you just bring your enthusiasm!

An experienced and friendly tutor will guide you through the basic elements of drawing, composition and perspective.

All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and willingness to learn!

On completion of this course, you may like to do further Art: Beginners, Art: Mixed Ability, or Art: Intermediate courses.

What I'll learn

You will practise drawing from observation with pencil, charcoal and ink and learn the following basic drawing skills:

  • line
  • tone
  • texture
  • measuring scale and proportion
  • 1- and 2-point perspective
  • composition 

You will walk away with confidence in your ability to draw!


How I'll learn

Teaching methods include:

  • formal instruction
  • group discussion
  • practical demonstration
  • practical experience
  • individual tuition

Homework is not formally set but you may like to spend a small amount of time preparing for future lessons by gathering visual information or completing classwork as necessary.


Entry Requirements

Please bring a B–6B sketching pencils, an A4 sketchbook, a charcoal and putty-kneaded eraser, dip pen and black drawing ink.


How to Apply

You can register for this course online. Click on ENROL NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register your contact details online and verify your account
  • Go to your desired course page and click again on ENROL NOW. Follow the link to pay for your course

Course places are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. We would encourage you to enrol on your chosen course as soon as possible. If you prefer to enrol in person please visit us at one of our college Advice Centres or enrol over the phone via 0800 612 6008.

This course will be run subject to demand. If you wish to enrol within one week of the start date, please call us on 0800 612 6008 first to check the course is running.