Where will this course lead?

Gaining confidence in working on your own projects, talking about your art, being supportive of others and making new contacts and exchanging ideas. Sharing knowledge and techniques with other experienced painters in the College studio.

What will I study?

This is a dedicated time and opportunity to work and develop your style alongside other practicing artists. You will gain knowledge and experiences by sharing the studio with like-minded adults. You will bring your own art projects to work on, there are no directed exercises. Everyone is expected to follow their own line of artistic enquiry.

Our own practicing artist, who offers a broad range of technical and professional experience, will lead the sessions each week. Assistance will be given to aid development of your work technically and imaginatively. Students will be encouraged to exhibit both singularly and in groups and guidance given in the professional and vocational skills involved in promoting, displaying and selling work.

This course is for the more experienced painters who have already begun to initiate their own imagery but still need advice, support, camaraderie and encouragement of fellow artists.

How will this course be delivered?

This is a new session for artists to work on their own projects along side other practicing artists and the sessions are 3 hours in duration per week. This new session will be from 6-9pm each week for 6 weeks before Christmas. In January 2024 it will recommence over 10 weeks for 3 hours per session. It is anticipated that once established it may become a whole day session (tba).

What qualifications will I get?

These are studio practice sessions and there are no examinations.

How will I be assessed?

Self-assessment with tutor support.

How do I get a place on the course?

Please contact our student services department by dialling 0121 678 7000 - option 2. If you are unable to get through, please send an e-mail to Community@solihull.ac.uk

You will then be invited for an informal interview at Blossomfield campus where you will need to bring and show your current portfolio of artwork.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be 19 years or older, experienced artist, open to increasing your skills and supportive of others.

What else do I need to know?

You will need your own line of artistic enquiry, and bring your own art materials from week 1.

This course will run subject to a minimum class size. Please register your interest via community@solihull.ac.uk


What can I do after this course?

You will have increased your portfolio and gained confidence in your own artwork which will help you promote your own work. There are several further and higher education art and design courses within Solihull College which you could apply for. You will be encouraged to enrol for Studio Practice for the new term to continue your exploration initiating your own imagery.

Whilst you are an enrolled student you may also take advantage of:-

Our Careers department who can also offer advice on self-employment.

Library and Open Access computer room.


Blossomfield Campus

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Course Fee

£126 (for 6 weeks)

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Part Time

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