Drawing & Painting for Leisure

Qualification: College Certificate
Entry Level

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About this course

This part-time course will provide you with the opportunity to learn a basic range of methods, skills and approaches in drawing and painting. It is suitable for beginners and for those who would like to improve on their existing experience.

If you have any questions about this course, please contact us.

Tel: 023 8048 4848
Email: enquiries@southampton-city.ac.uk 

What you will learn

Drawing & Painting Leisure will focus on a range of observational drawing methods and techniques including shape, tone, composition, mark making and measurement. You will produce a portfolio of drawings and paintings, mainly from primary sources such as still life, studio set ups, life model, domestic interiors and urban environment.

The course is run as a sequential programme of study allowing you develop drawings with a particular focus, linked to the previous session. It will give you the opportunity to develop your confidence and to refresh and extend your understanding and awareness; if you already have some drawing experience.

Learning style

The learning for this course is centered around practical work which takes place in our dedicated studio space. You will experience a range of teaching methods, instructing, crits/reviews as well as seminars and one to one support and guidance to provide you with a theoretical understanding as well as practical ability. 

Our highly qualified tutor will guide and support your work and ideas, ensuring that you progress and achieve. You will also be encouraged to discuss and debate your own work and the work of others to encourage positive, supportive and open learning as this is a very important part of you succeeding on this course.

  • Well equipped art studios
  • Large and fully equipped photography studio
  • Photography dark room
  • Suite of Apple Macs
  • Gallery exhibition space
Entry requirements

There are no academic entry requirements other than a commitment to the course and an ambition to develop your creative ability, skills and confidence in this area of Art & Design.

No interview is required for this course. We will email you information about how to pay and complete your enrolment when we receive your application. Your place is not secure until payment has been received.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
14/09/22 18:00 - 20:00 (Wed) 11 weeks Main campus £185
11/01/23 18:00 - 20:00 (Wed) 11 weeks Main campus £185
26/04/23 18:00 - 20:30 (Wed) 9 weeks Main campus £185
What next?

This course acts as an initial step into the wide and expanding range of Art and Design activities and opportunities. If you wish to take the knowledge and experienced gained whilst on this course further, the next step would be a course with a qualification attached, this could include an Award, Certificate or Subsidiary Diploma with progression into further study at BA, MA and PhD level.

This could lead to a career in any area of Art and Design; animation, art history, art journalism, curator-ship, digital media, fashion, fine art, graphic design, illustration, interior design, teaching, textiles, 3D design etc. The scope for potential career destinations within the world of art and design is virtually unlimited.

Additional information

The tutor will provide all materials for each session, however you can bring your own drawing and painting materials if you wish. The drawing studio is fully equipped with easels, drawing boards, paper etc. There will be a drawer to safely store large work for the duration of the course but an A2 folder/poster tube is recommended to get drawings and paintings home.

If you would like to purchase your own equipment, these are recommended items you can choose from: Drawing pencils (B, 2B, 3B, 4B and 6B), range of coloured pencils, charcoal, pen and ink dip pen, fineliner pen, eraser, fixative, chalk pastels and oil pastels. Basic painting equipment such as a range of paintbrushes, palette knives, a watercolour palette (or tubes) and a selection of acrylic paints.