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Drawing and Painting - Dive into Mixed Media

Course Description

On this course, you will be introduced to lots of fun and accessible ways to use drawing, painting and mixed media to create a diverse range of imagery. You’ll explore a diverse range of media including watercolour , paper collage, pastels, charcoal, pencil and inks.
Each week, you explore the work of established artists as inspiration. If you’re feeling rusty or not done art since school, this course offers you a chance to build confidence in a supportive environment. Tutor Cleo Harrington MA (RCA)

Location: Kentish Town

Course Requirements

This course is suitable for beginners and improvers. Each 5-week course can be added together to form a year's course as no two terms are alike.

Course Content

On this course, you will be introduced to lots of fun and accessible ways to use drawing, painting and mixed media to create a diverse range of imagery. You’ll explore a diverse range of media including watercolour , paper collage, pastels, charcoal, pencil and inks.
Each week, you explore the work of established artists as inspiration. If you’re feeling rusty or not done art since school, this course offers you a chance to build confidence in a supportive environment. Tutor Cleo Harrington MA (RCA)

During this course you will spend time in the studio experimenting with techniques and materials. You will use a variety of drawing and painting media and techniques, including different ways to mix and apply paint. You will be introduced to skills, which you can use to draw and paint a range of subjects, including from life and photographs. By the end of the course you will be able to: produce artworks using a range of different techniques and processes; extend your range of techniques and strategies in drawing and painting; use range of media including acrylic, watercolour, ink, charcoal and oil pastels; use a range of ways to mix and apply paint; use a sketchbook for visual research.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will be able to develop your skills by engaging with suitable projects determined by your existing level of experience in discussion with the tutor. Teaching is both as a whole class and an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, handouts and other technical support material where appropriate. You will be able to negotiate individual learning goals together with the tutor. During the first session, the tutor will check your experience to date and personal goals for the course, and if it is considered that it is not the right one, you will be advised on a more suitable course. You will be working at your own pace and be given verbal feedback on your progress.

Assessment

There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor, and in written form at the end of the course.However, you will work with your tutor to identify your aims at the beginning of the session and will receive one to one feedback throughout as well as sharing outcomes at the end of the course.

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject in the Creative Arts department. For Art and Design courses, once you have developed a portfolio of work, you could consider applying to the Accreditted courses including L1, L2 Fashion or Illustration, or L3 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design as a pathway into higher education. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700 or email LearnerServices@wmcollege.ac.uk.

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support with course fees and you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or on benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, go to the Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
CAMDEN
44 Crowndale Road
NW1 1TR
Tel: 020 7255 4700
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk
KENTISH TOWN
7 Leighton Place
NW5 2QL
Tel: 020 7241 8572
Email: learnerservices@wmcollege.ac.uk