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Sketching Local Landscapes - Part-time

Hobbies Landscape Painting

Course outline

This course aims to provide an opportunity for students with an interest in landscape to develop their sketching skills by working from direct observation outside as much as possible, weather permitting.

We use the venue garden and nearby parkland and University of Nottingham park, easily accessible by tram/bus from the venue. If wet we will draw/paint from sketches/photos inside. We will use a range of media and techniques and several finished sketches will be produced. Reference will be made to the work of past and contemporary artists.

Topics include:

  • Sketching skies, trees, vegetation, water, gardens, parklands, lakes
  • Sketching with various media, eg pencil, pens, watercolour, mixed media and using resists e.g. wax, crayons

How to apply for this course

Apply now and if you need to pay any course fees, or provide evidence if you wish to claim a fee reduction, we will contact you to let you know how to do this.

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Location Date / time Fees / reductions
74 Middle Street

Start: 20th April 2021

End: 29th June 2021

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Day: Tuesday

Tuition fee: £112.50

Tuition fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits. Please see our Community Learning Courses page to see if you can claim a fee reduction.

Course code: C024402 / Q026615


College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but a good standard of English is required.


Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete an Individual learning plan (ILPs) encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


There may be opportunities to progress onto other courses both in the community and at Nottingham College sites.

The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Additional information

Materials and equipment will be discussed at the first session but please bring a hardback sketch book at least A4 and 160gsm, about £6 - £8. Please wear/bring suitable clothes e.g sunhat, warm coat and travel fares/passes when necessary.

You can read more about community courses and your Individual Learning Plan in our Guidance for Community Learners booklet.

Tutor: Hilary Walker

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