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Brief description

A creative mix of painting, drawing and print sessions.

Broaden your horizons, find those hidden talents and build your confidence

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is for anyone who would like to build confidence and learn new skills.

If you have been out of learning or work for some time then this course could be just the course for you.

We welcome people from all parts of our community with the intention of offering an opportunity for people to improve their health and well being by being part of a friendly learning environment

Course description in brief

A creative mix of short painting drawing and print taster sessions.

Broaden your horizons, find those hidden talents and build your confidence

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Gained confidence in using a range of craft materials and equipment
    Started to understand some basic design principles
    Increased my visual awareness
    Become aware of some relevant Health & Safety issues
    Created drawings, paintings and prints
    Increased confidence to participate in discussions and feedback
    Evidenced my learning by recording in a simple log, portfolio or sketchbook

Do I need any skills, experience or qualifications before I join the course?

No previous experience or qualifications are needed to join. All you need is to want to ‘have a go’ and a willingness to help create a supportive learning environment for all participants

What equipment will I need for the course?

All the basic working equipment is available in the workshop.

What materials will I need for the course?

It is advisable to wear an apron or old shirt/smock, as some work is rather messy. A pen and paper may be useful for keeping notes and a simple A4 ring binder is useful for keeping notes or handouts given to you. It is unlikely that the cost of materials will be more than £15 per term. Work cannot be taken home until the materials are paid for. The tutor will tell you about any other equipment and materials on the first session of the course.

What activities will I take part in and how will my course be structured?

Learning about art materials and processes –
• tonal drawing
• perspective, one and two point
• chalk pastels and oil pastels
• lino block printing
• painting in acrylics
You will experience a broad range of materials and processes.

What will be expected of me in terms of personal or time commitment?

Students should arrive promptly, and during the class clear up their own space. Students need to follow the safety rules in the art room, and act responsibly at all times. As well as creating practical Art & Craftwork you will be encouraged to keep a simple log of learning and build a portfolio or sketchbook of items to demonstrate your learning and development

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

You will take part in an informal review session at the end of each term to look at your work and evaluate how you are progressing in context with the learning outcomes.

What could I go on to do after I have finished the course?

There are many possible progression routes you may consider after the course. Your tutor will tell you about opportunities for progression near the end of the course, or you can make an appointment with our Student Advisor to look at courses available at Swarthmore . Several students have used their folio of work to get onto foundation courses at Leeds University of Art.

How will I say what I think about the course?

Throughout the course there are set times to evaluate and review your learning and discuss issues that may be of concern to you.
If you have any problems with the course talk to your tutor, or if you feel you can’t, make an appointment with the curriculum manager
At the end of the course you will be asked to fill in a simple feedback form.

Available timetables for this course

Please make a note of the course Ref for the course you are interested in.

Course Ref Hours per week Days(s) Time Course Dates Costs
540a 2 Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 20 Sep 2019 to 06 Dec 2019 (11 Sessions) Full Rate £72; R Rate £24; A Rate £6
540b 2 Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 10 Jan 2020 to 03 Apr 2020 (12 Sessions) Full Rate £78; R Rate £26; A Rate £6
540c 2 Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 24 Apr 2020 to 10 Jul 2020 (11 Sessions) Full Rate £72; R Rate £24; A Rate £6

Course Funding

Swarthmore provides a variety of courses some of which are subsidised by public funding.

Courses with course codes marked by ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘LCC’ and ‘CityC’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘LCC’ courses are supported by Leeds City Council for Leeds Metropolitan area residents, priority given to those living in disadvantaged areas, people not in employment and/or in receipt of benefits, those with low skills, no qualifications, disadvantaged groups or individuals with specific needs e.g. lone parents, BAME groups, adults with LDD.

For information funding and eligibility see the ‘costs’ page.

Unless stated otherwise - all courses take place at Swarthmore Education Centre Leeds

What next?

To enrol in a course complete the enrolment form on the download page using the correct course reference (Course Ref) from above.