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Where will this course lead?

Develop your artistic and creative skills and explore a range of art disciplines. Find your own style and experiment with new drawing and painting techniques.

What will I study?

Develop your drawing and painting techniques and practice different effects. Discover a variety of media - such as pencil, charcoal, soft pastels/chalks, oil pastels, acrylic paints, acrylic paint paper and canvas.

Learn to develop perspective, tone, texture, composition and layers. Practice: basic drawing, sketching and painting, observational drawing - drawing from life, drawing from pictures and photographs. Discover a variety of media. In addition, we will be looking at blended learning, making the most of other popular artists work and demonstrations on YouTube and Instagram.

There will be a different theme each term and you will produce a painting.

Week 1: Please bring your A3 sketchbook and the pencils B to B8, rubber, sharpener and a pen on the first week. Other materials will be discussed in week 1.

How will this course be delivered?

The terms are 8 week duration and are bookable via the Enrolment Team in advance. Each session is 2 hours per week.

This course will be delivered at Woodlands Campus.

You will need your own sketchbook, paper, pencils (B-B8), charcoal, acrylic paints, paint brushes for acrylic paints, non-breakable water jar, apron, acrylic paint paper, chalks/soft pastels, oil pastels, other materials

What qualifications will I get?

This is a leisure and personal development course.

How will I be assessed?

Ongoing tutor assessment with time for self-reflection. No exams.

How do I get a place on the course?

Please telephone: 0121 678 7000, option 2 for Enrolment. Otherwise, e-mail: enquiries@solihull.ac.uk and ensure you provide your: name, telephone number, course title you would like to attend.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be aged 19+.

A willingness to learn new skills and enjoy being creative.

What else do I need to know?

Wearing an apron or old shirt to protect your clothes is advisable. Students will need to supply their own materials from Week 1. For example: drawing sketchbook A3 size, large sheets of drawing paper, acrylic paint paper, acrylic paint, brushes, non-breakable pot for water and a mixing plate or pallet, drawing pencils (B-B8), charcoal. Other equipment will be discussed during the duration of the course.

What can I do after this course?

Upon completion of the academic year, you may enrol on this course for the next term and for Vintage Crafts at the College Bloosomfield Campus. Consider progressing towards a higher level art qualification at the College or consider how your new skills might lead into employment or self-employment opportunities.

Whilst registered as a Solihull College Student: you have the benefit of access to the Careers Department who are able to give you information, advice and guidance on setting up your own business, and an opportunity to attend an optional 'start your own business' online workshop.

Additionally, enrol on Distance Learning free courses, including:

Maths, English, Business Administration, Team Leader, Principles of Customer Service, Information, Advice & guidance. For the full list please follow this link: https://www.solihull.ac.uk/category/distance-learning/

Location

Woodlands Campus

Start Date

04/11/2022

Day

Friday

Time

09:30-11:30

Course Fee

Free

Course Code

CAABC092E002A

Study Mode

Part Time

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Location

Woodlands Campus

Start Date

13/01/2023

Day

Friday

Time

09:30-11:30

Course Fee

Free

Course Code

CAABC092E002W

Study Mode

Part Time

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Location

Woodlands Campus

Start Date

21/04/2023

Day

Friday

Time

09:30-11:30

Course Fee

Free

Course Code

CAABC092E002S

Study Mode

Part Time

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Predicted Employment

How much can I earn?

£17,680
NATIONAL AVERAGE

Employment by Region

The career paths provided are to give you an idea of the careers that you could progress onto in the future. However, for some, you may need to complete higher level qualifications and gain experience before your dream job becomes a reality. The information provided is to support further research and to generate some initial career ideas when choosing a course. Please check entry requirements to degree courses, apprenticeships, and jobs as this may vary from year to year and across providers. For further advice and guidance, please contact: careers@solihull.ac.uk.