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Painting & Drawing course timetables

Brief description

A supported course for people with learning disabilities/difficulties.
The opportunity to improve your
communication and life skills through this
creative arts course .You will be able to experiment with different techniques and materials and explore a variety of painting and drawing methods.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

People who are interested in painting & drawing and require a supported environment

Course description in brief

Gain confidence using a range of painting, drawing and craft materials and techniques. Enjoy working with others, exchanging skills and discussing work. Improve observational skills and awareness of light, composition and colour. Develop social and personal skills

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    • Gain confidence using a range of painting, drawing and craft materials and techniques
    • Enjoy working with others, exchanging skills and discussing work
    • Improve observational skills and awareness of light, composition and colour
    • Develop social and personal skills

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

Just enthusiasm and a desire to learn creative things

What equipment will I need for the course?

Bring an overall/apron if you have one.

What materials will I need for the course?


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

This course will presume little or no prior knowledge and will allow people of all learning abilities to work together. Learners will be taught as a group and individually.

Learners will be encouraged to develop their own art and craft ideas and work on individual or joint projects.

We will look at and discuss our own work and the work of other artists to share skills and ideas.

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

You will work as part of the group and on your own work.

You will work towards your own learning goals negotiated between you and the tutor.

You will need to be punctual and attend the class regularly.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

With the support of your tutor, you will assess your own progress towards your learning goal.

There will also be opportunities for group discussion that will help you assess and make judgement about your own work.

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

  • There are a range of ‘supported courses’ that are available at Swarthmore
  • This course could be a first step to joining courses at other centres

How will I say what I think about the course?

  • A simple feedback form is completed at the end of the course.
  • Discussion with your tutor

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
L150 2 Monday 10am – 12pm 24 Sep 2018 to 24 Jun 2019 (29 weeks) One Off £73.00 (funder_code:L)

Course Funding

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

Courses with course codes pre-fixed by a letter ‘F’, ‘L’ or ‘N’ are subsidised and have age restrictions.

  • ‘F’: courses are accredited and are funded by the ‘Skills Funding Agency’ for those aged 16 and over.
  • ‘L’ & ‘N’ courses for those aged 19 and over.
  • ‘L’ 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.