Art for Beginners - Online Course - Community Learning - 10:00-12:00

Online Courses, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Thursdays: 10am - 12pm
No. sessions 5
Venue Online Courses, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £30

About this course

On this course you will learn how to draw, paint, and use Mixed Media to produce pieces of Art. You will learn the basics of art history, and the importance of Art within the world around us. You will learn how to produce a sketchbook/ portfolio, and how to develop your artistic skills for future goals.  

What will be covered on the course?  Learners will cover the following:  

  • Mark making  
  • Colour theory  
  • Portrait Drawing  
  • Landscape Drawing  
  • Drawing, painting, and Mixed media art.  
  • Planning, Designing, and creating a sketchbook/ Portfolio/ Own Project   
  • Reflective practice in relation to one’s own artwork.  

What will learners achieve by the end of the course? 

  • You will achieve a range of Art Techniques and have a good theoretical knowledge of Art within History and Culture. You will develop a portfolio and sketchbook, and the skills to become a reflective practitioner.  

What skills or knowledge do learners already need to have to attend the course? 

  • No skills or knowledge requires. 

Learners should bring:

  • Paper/ Pens/ Pencils/ Coloured Pencils 

Optional: Paints, Pastels. 

Suggested Reading for the course -  

  • The Illustrated Story of Art: The Great Art Movements and the Paintings that Inspired them Hardcover –Sept. 2013 by DK  (Author) 
  • Understanding Art New Edition (Isms) Paperback – 17 May 2018 by Stephen Little  (Author) 
  • The essential Jackson Spring, Justin. 
  • Emma's sketchbook : scenes of Nottinghamshire life in the 1840sAuthor: Gaunt, Richard. 
  • Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890 : vision and reality by  Walther, Ingo F. 
  • Frida Kahlo by Ankori, Gannit. 

 As this course is online, a suitable device such as laptop, smart phone, tablet or computer will be required to access the course.  Zoom will be used for the live sessions and the link will be sent to you once your enrolment has been completed.


Booking your place and fee information

If you are in receipt of certain benefits you will be offered the course for free, however if you have a financial barrier which may prevent you from enrolling on the course  please visit our webpage for further information

To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been living in England and have been resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in England with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

  • Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield 
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater London
  • Greater Manchester
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne, North Tyneside and Northumberland
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • West Yorkshire

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