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Still Life Drawing - Part-time

Course outline

Whether you’re a keen artist or just starting out, this part-time course offers you a great opportunity to share your creativity with like-minded people in a relaxed, informal learning environment.

Using the most up-to-date techniques and materials, this short course is great for building your confidence and/or refining your skills.

During the course you will be encouraged to look at things with a fresh eye, experiment with different colours and to fine-tune your technique.

You will look at basic forms and how to render them in line, tone and colour, including:

  • Sphere
  • Cone
  • Cylinder
  • Cube

You will then use these forms in everyday objects such as fruit and vegetables, as well as covering traditional still life subjects like:

  • Books
  • Bottles
  • Lamps
  • Cutlery, pots and pans

From your initial sketch book ideas, you will develop your work and finish it using one, or a combination of, the following methods: pastel, oil, acrylic or watercolour.

You can view some of the fantastic creative works of our students on our Creative Showcase website below.

View showcase

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course.

Please check back later as we may be offering the course again in the future.

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Course dates / times

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College Certificate

Level Entry Level
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however you should have a good standard of written and spoken English.


Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and 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

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

Tutor: Peter Millward

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