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Drawing and Painting - Dive into Mixed Media

Course Description

On this short 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 wide range of media including watercolour and acrylic paints, paper collage, pastels, charcoal, pencil and inks.�Each week, you briefly 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: Camden

Course Requirements

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

Course Content

You will be encouraged to explore mixed media in a supportive and encouraging environment. Each week, you will briefly explore the work of an established artist via slides and handouts, to help inspire the session's theme. Past term's themes have included: views from a window in collage, loose landscapes in acrylics, self portraits in inks, still life in charcoal. Each week will be take part in engaging, fun and explorative tried and tested art exercises and your tutor will discuss with learners in a group and individually, how they would like to develop their work during the course and beyond it, too.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will receive an individual learning plan at the start of the course, which will clearly show the learning outcomes. You will also be invited to add your own goals for yourself as well as the skills you will learn listed above. We will review your progress together as the course goes on. At the end of the course, you will receive feedback on your ILP which shows how you have met the learning outcomes and what you have learned on the course. You will be working at your own pace and be given verbal and written feedback on your progress. At the end of the course, the tutor will assess your progress and advise you on the next step. No work outside the sessions is required. However, the college has an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and competitions throughout the year. Your tutor will make you aware of these and your participation is welcomed and encouraged.


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. The college has an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and competitions throughout the year. Your tutor will make you aware of these and your participation is welcomed and encouraged.?

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:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet learners’ needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an interview with the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers and employability 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.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572