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Course code


Subject Area

Art and design


Broughton Road,
Banbury, OX16 9QA

Start date





Apr 2020
10 weeks

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

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This course is a mixed-ability class that welcomes both beginners and those with more experience.

We will explore tone, texture and composition whilst familiarising ourselves with the tools of the trade:

  • paper
  • pencils
  • charcoal
  • paint

We will look at traditional approaches to subject matter practicing perspective, colour mixing and measuring. Alongside this there will be sessions exploring experimental approaches to mark making and paint application

What I'll learn

These classes will provide you with a toolkit of techniques that will help you approach a wide variety of subject matters, so you can get creative whenever you feel inspiration strike.

You will also be encouraged to establish a creative habit outside of classes using your sketchbook. As the classes progress you will begin to look at the work of other artists whilst exploring your own style and honing your personal approach to different subjects.


How I'll learn

You will experiment with different media, including charcoal, graphite and acrylic paint. You will also practice tonal studies, as well as working in colour both in your sketchbooks and on paper.

You will approach landscapes using a limited palette to help with your colour mixing, alongside exploring texture using mixed media techniques.


Entry Requirements

This course is a mixed ability class, so no fromal knowledge of the subject is required.

Basic materials (charcoal, acrylic paint, paper) are included but you may wish to build your own art kits as the course progresses.

A sketchbook is recommended.

Please wear old clothes or bring an apron to avoid getting messy.


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.