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Drawing and Painting: Mixed Ability

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Key information

Course code


Subject Area

Art and design


Waingels Adult Centre,
Denmark Avenue, Woodley,
Reading, RG5 4RF

Start date





21 Apr 2021
10 weeks

- Fees subject to change
- For international fees, discounts and payment options go to Fees Information section

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New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

See information about the measures we are taking to keep learners safe while on campus.

These courses are suitable for anyone that wants to enhance their skills and knowledge.

This course is intended for students who have some previous experience.

We'll hep you focus on developing your skills further in a student-led environment. In other words, you tell us what skill or technique you want to strengthen and we'll help you do it!

You will be supported through demonstration and instruction by an experienced tutor in a relaxed and friendly environment.

What I'll learn

All areas of art could be explored subject to theme and ability.

Develop drawing and painting skills using a variety of media and gain confidence in your abilities.

We can help you with some of the following:

  • Improve colour mixing skills and the use of colour
  • Develop understanding and use of linear and aerial perspective
  • Study composition, line, tone and texture
  • Topics covered may include still life, figures, animals, plants and landscape


How I'll learn

Study is student led, so tell us how you like to learn and we'll work to accomodate your needs. 

Methods of study will include:

  • Working from direct observation and photographic starting points
  • Working from a personal-sketchbook
  • Discuss and evaluate your own work and that of others to improve skills and gain inspiration


Entry Requirements

Some experience is required as we'll be working on developing existing skills.

Please bring with you any drawing and painting materials owned.

Specific media requirements will be discussed at the start of each project.


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.