Watercolour - Landscape in a Day

Course code: QCXR113P

Subject area: Art & Design

Study level: Part Time

Course level: U

Course details

10:00am - 4:00pm


24th Apr 2021 - 24th Apr 2021

Oxford Adult Learning Cowley

Contact details


01235 555 585

We will create a landscape with depth and atmosphere. To achieve this, there will be stage by stage demonstrations on the various ways of applying watercolour, such as wet into wet and building up layered washes. We will also look at simple ways of using colour effectively and how to utilise a focal point to draw the eye. Along with this there will be ample opportunity to experiment.

1. Loose underpainting and tinting
2. Wet into wet
3. Layered washes
4. Dry brushing
5. Simple construction drawing
6. Balancing tonal values

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.

Learners will be given demonstrations, one to one tuition and there will be group discussion throughout the day at intervals. Learners will be asked to assess their own learning through the outcome of the painting, i.e. Have they made use of the different ways of applying watercolour? Is there tonal balance? Is there space/depth? Learners may also find that they have acquired incidental knowledge that can be used in subsequent paintings as they continue their studies.
A class for beginners and those with some experience

Please note - you should be 19 years old or over at 31st August 2020 prior to starting the course.

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.
Learners are asked to bring the following:
1. A palette, (a plastic one will do or an ordinary white plate)
2. A pot or jam jar for water
3. An HB pencil and an eraser
4. Masking tape or Sellotape

Also, if possible
5. Watercolours will be supplied but if you have your own then please bring them.
6. A wooden board to attach paper to plywood or similar.

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: £42.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £11.00

Total Cost: £53.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £25.20
Exam Fee: £0.00
Materials: £11.00

Total Cost: £36.20

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.
Refer to learner’s initial assessment forms. Check learning by asking questions, observe practical work and give one to one tuition. Individual discussion and group discussion of outcomes of paintings produced and how they relate to the aims of the lesson.