Painting for Pleasure: Improvers (B09003CA21)

This course has already started but spaces might still be available. Please call us on 03456 01 01 61 or email [email protected] for more information.


Bourne Community College, Southbourne


14:15 - 16:15


2 hours x 10 sessions

Jason Powers

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£130.00
Total cost£130.00


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

What is the course about?

The aim is to provide you with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere to encourage you to paint. Enabling you to progress at your own pace and gain more confidence in your skills and ability, whilst exploring a wide range of drawing and painting techniques The course will cover a step-by-step guide to basic painting and drawing techniques, how to make marks and create images, using wet and dry materials and techniques, styles and themes of the works of major artists.

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

This course is designed for those looking to develop their creativity alongside others in the community. This is an existing class, that welcomes new learners. You will have already studied a part of this subject but may want to continue onto new or further study in this field. If you are unsure of your level, please contact us and ask to speak to the tutor for further information. If you are looking for a beginners course in this subject, please contact your local centre to find out where and when our next beginners course starts.

What do I need to bring with me?

Although these materials will not all be used for the first session, it is encouraged to get a selection of equipment before the start of the course. Sharpener, Sketchbook, Range of hard (H) and soft pencils (B) A range of different sized cartridge papers A4, A5, A6 are generally useful Charcoal sticks, Masking tape or drawing pins Rubbers (putty rubber is useful) Medium sized brushes, Jar, rags and palette Black, white and burnt umber acrylic paints. A selection of watercolour paints, either tube or block Most good stationary shops will assist in guidance for the above items Drawing board/easel (optional).

Are there any additional costs?

Additional costs for this course will be drawing and painting materials as required by the individual student.

What can I do next?

This course rolls-over, but also check our courses in Botanical Illustration, Chinese brush painting and a myriad of other art courses. You may like to enrol on a project-based course that will allow you to develop your own ideas using a range of media, or a medium that you have particularly enjoyed exploring in this class. Or you could start to practise on your own or with friends; submit work for national or local exhibition; join a local art society. If you would like more information about progression opportunities, please speak to your tutor or other member of staff. Further information about career opportunities can be found by visiting Aspire Sussex welcomes students from all sections of our diverse community. If you feel you have additional learning needs, please ask about the support which is available.

Course Location

Bourne Community College
Park Road
West Sussex
PO10 8PJ