Drawing and Painting: Advanced (M0914XB20)

This course has already started but spaces might still be available. Please call us on 03456 01 01 61 or email enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk for more information.


Online Course, Aspire Cloud


11:00 - 13:30


2.5 hours x 10 sessions

Sian Dodkins

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£191.25
Total cost£191.25

What is the course about?

!The first 5 weeks of this course will be on Aspire cloud and the 5 sessions after Feb half term will be at Marle Place
In the instance of a Government imposed lockdown, this course will pause until it is able to begin again. No refunds will be made due to a Government imposed lockdown.

This is essentially, a Fine Art course. Students will learn how to creatively process the journey in producing artworks through Research, Investigation and Experimentation which will lead to a ‘final’ artwork; finished piece. The course is designed to encourage independence and initiative in creative decision-making. Responding to a theme, students will develop ideas and produce artwork where the genre, subject matter, focus, media and techniques will be directed by the individual student; driven by their chosen creative process. On the journey, students will learn how to focus research and investigation, ways of experimenting creatively and how to analyse and evaluate the work of artists and in turn, their own artwork. Students will learn how to fully develop the potential of an artwork and to execute it to a high standard.
Students will start the course by developing and extending their visual and technical skills using a wide range of [mostly familiar] drawing and painting techniques. This will be in the form of an abstract artwork.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

This course is designed for students who have experience of or completed a drawing and painting course to at least an Intermediate level. A good knowledge of art history genres and experience of producing artwork using a wide range of approaches and processes (including improvisation and experimentation) is essential, as is a conceptual understanding of the visual elements. Students should have a high level of technical skill which must include the ability to analyse and record, through drawing and painting, from direct observation (not from photographs but directly from primary sources; life).
It is very important to have an open mind and willingness to experiment with different approaches and to persevere in developing artworks. This is a course for the creatively curious and tenaciously committed artist!
If you are unsure of your level, you can speak to the tutor for advice.

What do I need to bring with me?

Recommend a hard-back sketchbook – with white cartridge paper(A3 size). For Process work.
A2 size and/or sheets of A1 size Cartridge Paper or Pre-primed canvases. For ‘Final Pieces’.
Large Drawing Board (for use with A2/A1 Sheets of cartridge paper)
Acrylic Paint (large tubes or bottles):
Cadmium or Brilliant Red
Crimson Red
Cadmium or Brilliant Yellow
Lemon Yellow
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue

Large and small brushes [including chisel head large brushes] and artists palette knife.
Oil Pastels
3B/4B pencils
Eraser & sharpener
Large Willow charcoal sticks and a compressed black charcoal stick.
Masking tape.
Art suppliers:
Seawhite of Brighton www.seawhite@co.uk Star Road Trading state, Avalon Court, Partridge Green, Horsham. RH13 8RY
Cass Art www.cassart.co.uk 21 Market Street, Brighton. BN1 1HH
Materials and equipment can also be purchased from WH Smith and other such ‘stationery’ shops as well as smaller independent art supply shops.

Are there any additional costs?

There will be some costs involved in buying art materials as and when you require them, as advised by the tutor.

What can I do next?

You could also enrol on a similar course with a different tutor, to get a different perspective. We also have a range of workshops where you can focus on specific themes and techniques.
If you would like more information about progression or enrolling onto another course, please speak to your tutor or a member of staff by calling 0345 601 01 61 or emailing enquiries@aspiresussex.org.uk.
Further information about career opportunities can be found by visiting https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

Course Location

Online Course
Aspire Cloud
West Sussex
ZZ99 9ZZ