Watercolour - beginners C

Course code: QCKS105P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

1:00pm - 4:00pm


23rd Apr 2021 - 2nd Jul 2021

Kidlington Adult Learning

Contact details


01235 555 585

This progressional course is designed for those who wish to continue to learn how to paint in the medium of watercolour. It is a practical, structured and comprehensive course that will continue to teach the further skills and techniques necessary to paint in this beautiful and inspiring medium, while still receiving lots of help and support from your tutor.

You will:
Explore a further variety of washes and use of brushwork.
Extend your knowledge of how to use watercolour pencils and a range of mixed media approaches.
Apply pen and wash.
Experiment further with different watercolour effects to produce creative textures on paper.
Receive lots of help and advice, through demonstrations from your tutor, plus one to one guidance and creative work within a supportive group setting.
Explore and further develop your own personal style and painting signature.

What you need to bring to the first session:
A4 watercolour paper pad
Small white plate to mix colour on.
Jam jar for water
Kitchen paper
HB pencil and sharpener
A range of watercolour paints either tubes or in a paintbox

Your tutor will advise you of further art materials that you will need as the course progresses.

Please note there will be no teaching session on 04/06/2021.

Tea/Coffee may be available to make, with a small charge.
In order to reduce the use of single-use plastic water bottles/cups, there is a watercooler on site making it easy to refill your water bottle.
Free parking.

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.

Your tutor will be happy to advise you of the next course to progress to.
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

Tution Fee: £165.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £165.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £99.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £99.00

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.
Learning methods will be skill and knowledge based, encouraged by your tutor to learn through demonstration and the teaching of necessary practical skills
There will be regular one to one sessions with each learner to help and advise on progress, plus group work in a supportive environment.