Drawing and Painting using a mixed media approach COURSE CANCELLED (UC09L53B)

Have fun drawing and painting using mixed media, in a small, friendly, real-time online course

When? Monday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm from 2nd November 2020 until 30th November 2020 for 5 weeks.
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £66.00. The concessionary fee is £34.00. Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits. For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support page on our website or contact the ACRES team.

Please see additional cost information below
To avoid unnecessary cost please do not purchase any materials or textbooks until you are certain that your course will run. Course decisions are normally made a week prior to the course start date.

How to enrol?

You can enrol by phoning ACRES' House on 01825 761820 on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 10 am and 3 pm. Alternatively, to register your interest in a course please email adultlearning@acres.org.uk with the course title and your contact details and a member of the team will call you back to enrol you on your chosen course.

Course overview

Have fun learning the basic aspects of drawing and painting using mixed media as our inspiration. Enjoy experimenting with different materials through a range of projects as you discover where your artistic interests lie.

This course is an online course.
We are expecting to return to classroom teaching on Monday evenings at Uckfield college, in the New Year.

What you already need to know

This course is suitable for complete beginners or those who have previously attended an Introduction to Drawing and Painting course and wish to build on their existing skills.

What you will learn

With Barbara you will explore:

By the end of the course you will have experienced drawing and painting using mixed media and collage in your art works.

You will come away from the course with enough information to get started with your own projects at home or you may choose to continue learning new techniques on the next drawing and painting course.

How you will learn it

Using the online medium you will learn directly from your tutor as well as through presentations, videos, online resources and group discussion. You will have plenty of opportunity to develop your practical skills and your tutor will give you guidance and feedback.

What do I need to bring to the first session?

ACRES' online courses will be taught in real time using the video platform Google Meet, supported by other online resources. To ensure you get the most out of the course and can fully participate in the sessions you will interact with your tutor and other students through speaking, listening and the chat function, as well as being able to see each other via the video links, though you can turn off your camera and microphone at any time.

You will therefore need to have access to either a laptop, computer or portable device (eg tablet or phone) (this ideally needs to be less than 5 years old), with a camera / webcam and microphone, as well as a good broadband / Wi-Fi connection.

Though it is not essential, you may choose to create a separate email account for your online learning (preferably Gmail which is most compatible with Google Meet). This will give you the added security to allow you to share your email address with your tutor and other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.

At the start of the course and before each lesson your tutor will send you an invitation with a link to join the class and any further information including resources and equipment you will need for the lesson.

Materials and items you will need to do the course
Drawing materials:

Later in the course you will need some painting materials:

How much extra study or practice is involved?

You may wish to spend time practising skills and techniques between classes.

What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?

During recent months, ACRES courses have been taught online and are proving very successful. We intend to continue to teach both online and classroom based courses and are hoping to return to face to face teaching in the New Year.
From January this course will be taught at Uckfield college at the same times /day and with the same tutor.
If you find that online learning suits you there are several online art courses available.

What are the future steps beyond ACRES?

Find out about other courses with the National Careers Service for opportunities to extend your skills and knowledge.

How can I get further information about these?

Please visit the ACRES website, see our brochure, or alternatively contact a member of the team on 01825 761820.