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Drawing for Beginners / Intermediate

Do you want to explore new ways of describing the world around you? Have you ever wondered if there are other ways of recording objects, thoughts and ideas which might stretch the limits of photographic or figurative representation? This short course will teach you about some traditional methods of drawing as well as allowing you to explore some novel ways of mark making. Be prepared to work with conventional and unconventional materials; small-scale and large-scale; independently and in a group; in controlled ways as well as expressively. The process of drawing is central to this course rather than pretty outcomes! Just don’t wear your best clothes.


  • Course details, fees and dates

    Course Code JA0EZ / C0901

    Start Date Wednesday 01 May 2019

    How long is the course? 6 weeks

    What time does the course start? 6:30PM

    What time does the course end? 9:00PM

    When does the course run? Wed

    How much does the course cost? Tuition fee £125 Exam fee £0 Certification fee £0 Materials fee £10 = Total fee £135

    Are concessions available? No

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    Is an interview required? No

  • What qualification or experience do I need to start the course?

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course, just an interest in art and design.

  • How will I be taught?

    The course is mostly practical. You will be encouraged to keep an investigative workbook of the techniques covered.


    You will be based in specialist areas such as our print room, computer suites and art and design studios if relevant. Teaching will take the form of practical demonstrations, individual and group workshop activities, presentations and discussions.

  • How will I be assessed?

    The teacher will record your progress and provide informal regular feedback throughout the course. At the end of your study you will be asked to self-assess your own progress and achievement against the expected achievements as outlined above.

  • What qualification will I get?

    At the end of the course you will receive a Richmond upon Thames College certificate of achievement.

  • What can the course lead to?

    The course is designed to help you understand the role of drawing in art and design. The skills learned on the course and the work produced can help with the development of an art portfolio and provide a new dimension to your own existing creative practice or as a progression opportunity towards other part-time or full-time creative courses, including the Access to HE Diploma in Art and Design.

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