Drawing and Painting: For All (LDL405CA22)


St Mary's Church, Climping, Littlehampton


10:00 - 12:00


2 hours x 11 sessions

Jason Powers

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£143.00
Total cost£143.00


Concessions available if you are: 65 or over or on a means tested benefit (evidence required)

What is the course about?

Students will be able to progress with their own ideas to produce sketchbook and portfolio works to a high standard by working on group projects set by the tutor, whilst gaining a wider art vocabulary. New and beginner students will work in graphite and charcoal to develop their observational drawing skills. Returning and advanced students will progress further with their preferred medium and develop their own skills, goals and initiatives. With outcomes focusing on observational drawing to create preparation sketches or working notes for larger completed works. Some students may also work on paintings that will be mounted in a professional manner and will be supported to exhibit locally. This course will include some basic art history and student research. Students will be encouraged to visit online museums and galleries to broaden their chosen interests.

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

This is a pre-established class that welcomes new learners. This course is suitable for all students who have a basic understanding of drawing techniques. New students will develop their observational drawing skills focusing on graphite and charcoal (line, tone and form). Returning students will focus on developing their own personal outcomes with their chosen medium.

What do I need to bring with me?

Beginners may like to start with a pencil, rubber and sketchbook (A4-A3 size). Those students, who have more experience with various media, should start with their favourite materials to work with on the first session. There may be additional costs depending on the type of project and end result. For the first session you will need a small object wrapped in paper.

Are there any additional costs?

Depending on students own goals there may be further materials to purchase.

What can I do next?

You might also like to progress to other Aspire Sussex courses developed to improve your skills for everyday life, employment, health and wellbeing or to explore a personal interest, see below.

Learning for Life: Develop your skills to support greater independence, including digital skills and skills to support family learning. Courses available include: Computer Skills for Beginners and Improvers, Microsoft packages, Creative Writing and British Sign Language.

Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including to improve the chance of getting a job or to progress at work. Courses available include; Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital Skills qualifications, and GCSE English and Maths.

Learning for Health & Wellbeing: Develop your skills to support personal wellbeing including confidence and independence through healthy body and mind and improved nutrition. Courses available include: Yoga, Mindfulness, Cooking/Nutrition and Art for Wellbeing.

Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment and personal fulfilment, encourage social interaction. Courses available include: Textiles, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography and many more.

Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online or in our brochure. If you have any questions, please ask your tutor or contact aspire on 0345 601 01 61 or visit our website at www.aspiresussex.org.uk

Course Location

St Mary's Church
Church Lane
Climping, Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN17 5RB