Life Drawing - mixed ability - B

Course code: QPAR105P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: E

Course details

6:45pm - 9:15pm


12th Nov 2020 - 4th Feb 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

01235 555 585

A course that teaches learners to “See”. You will examine several drawing techniques, from basic construction to bold tonal work, to experimental mark making. You will also look at ways of using simple anatomy to assist in understanding the underlying form.

1. Measuring techniques: plumb lines and triangulation
2. Measuring techniques part two: scaling up.
3. Introduction to tonality: breaking down to three tones
4. Expressive mark making with charcoal.
5. Contrapposto: how is weight supported and distributed in standing poses
6. Architecture of the torso: shape of ribcage and pelvis and how they interact.
7. Hands and feet: a look at the structure of hands and feet and how to construct them.
8. Angle exercise: using a ruler break down every form into a series of straight lines and relate all forms in terms of angle.
9. Block tonal exercise: using measuring exercise from previous week, reduce planes and forms to simplified blocks of light and shade.
10. Recap on leaning throughout term

Please note there will be no teaching sessions on 17/12/20, 24/12/20 and 31/12/20

Abingdon and Witney College is subject to Ofsted regulation and is required to work with all its students to make sure they understand Government initiatives around Safeguarding, Prevent and Fundamental British Values. Information on these matters will be shared with you during your course.

You will also be asked to complete monitoring paperwork, which helps us to deliver course content to the highest quality.

• Further mixed ability classes (C) - (it is an inexhaustible subject, unless you are /Michelangelo!)
• Self-directed learning
• Foundation course
• Possibly move onto acrylics, oils or watercolour.
Open to all levels

Courses can fill fast, so please enrol early to avoid disappointment. Decisions on whether a course is to run are made two weeks prior to the start date - an email will be sent to you should there be changes to your course or if it is cancelled. Please check your inbox leading up to your course, including the junk folders. For anyone without an email account, our Admissions team will phone you instead.

For the first week of the course you will need to bring a valid form of identification; this includes passport, driving licence, debit/credit card, Birth Certificate or National Insurance card.

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.
Courses offered by the college are fully or partly funded by the Government and the published fee takes account of this funding.

Before starting a course, the College is required to check you meet conditions relating to that funding, e.g. age, residency status within the UK/EEA, prior qualification level and employment status. In some circumstances (such as with online enrolments), these checks can only be completed after you have enrolled and paid.

If you are unable to pay in full for this course at the time of enrolment, and the course tuition fee is £300 or more, an instalment plan is available. If this is your preference, please do not enrol online but rather call the Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to enrol.

Once enrolled, Admissions will take the first instalment payment from you and pass on your details to the Finance team who will email you to set-up your payment plan. Please return a fully completed instalment plan to Finance as failure to do so could result in being withdrawn from your course.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply. As the rules on fee reduction are complicated, we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions Team on 01235 216400 to discuss these options. You can also visit the Course Fees & Finance page by searching 'Fees and bursaries' at the top of the page.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £122.50
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £7.50

Total Cost: £130.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £7.50

Total Cost: £7.50

As this is a non-accredited course, there is no formal qualification. However, you will be asked to complete activities that demonstrate how you are progressing on your course.
• Reference to initial assessment forms.
• Check learning by tutor asking questions
• Observe practical work and tutor one to one tuition
• Individual discussion and group discussion of outcomes of paintings produced and how they relate to the aims of the lesson.
• Keeping portfolios