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Painting and Drawing — Part-time

Course outline

Community courses are “first steps” for adults to learn new skills, develop confidence, meet others in welcoming classroom. The purpose of courses is to support students into further learning or employment (paid or voluntary)

This course is primarily for people who have an interest in drawing and painting and who would like to develop this interest in a relaxed, supportive and friendly environment. It is suitable for beginners and also for those who wish to improve existing skills. We will work on a range of creative projects on a variety of themes

Course Knowledge and Skills:

  • Technical skills in a wide range of media, including pencil, charcoal, watercolours, acrylics and collage
  • Observational drawing skills and imaginative drawing skills
  • Composition
  • Colour mixing theory

On this course, you will learn to draw, paint, use your imagination and express your personal interests. You will also learn how to research ideas and how to use what you have found in a creative way.

How to apply for this course

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
74 Middle Street

Start: Thursday 19th September 2024

End: Thursday 5th December 2024

Time: 10:00am - 12:30pm

Tuition fees may be waived for this course if you are in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income. Please see our Fee and Financial Support page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Tuition fee: £87.50

Course code: C053711 / Q053712


College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but you must be aged 19+.

You will complete a weekly “Student Diary” and so ESOL students should be studying at entry 3 or higher to enrol on a community course taught by non-ESOL tutor.

You should attend regularly and arrive on time to make best progress on course.

Teaching & assessment

You will complete a short diary weekly in class time, to record their progress and receive written tutor feedback.


The course tutor and development workers can advise of other learning opportunities within Community faculty or signpost adults to courses in other vocational areas of Nottingham College.

Community students will have the opportunity to receive progression guidance from an external locally based agency “Futures for You” whilst on the course.

Students interested in progressing onto leisure courses in their chosen subject may have opportunities to do so at Nottingham College or be signposted to other leisure courses in the Nottingham area.

Additional information

The tutor will advise of any course materials needed at the first session.

Please bring an apron to each session, as some of the materials we use can stain, or be difficult to remove from clothes.

Students should use Microsoft Teams whilst on the course. Microsoft Teams is a free, safe online app used by Nottingham College for tutors to contact students.

Using Teams will also enable students to develop and feel confident using digital skills.