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Family Painting & Drawing course timetables

Brief description

A fun introduction to painting and drawing where you can learn together as a family.

You will learn different ways to begin draw and paint and how to make a series of images.

Course Outline

Who is the course aimed at?

Families who would like to spend time together and learn to draw and paint.

Anyone who is interested in making art and becoming more creative, building on what you already know and having the courage to experiment.

Course description in brief

An experiential course to immerse yourself in making art, expressing your ideas and feelings, learning new techniques and finding new ways to be creative through painting and drawing.

By the end of the course I will have learned:

    Different ways to use paint with other media, eg drawing materials, collage papers, ink. New ways to start a painting or series of works. How to layer paint using glazes. Brushwork and colour mixing.

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

No experience or qualifications required. Just a willingness to ‘have a go’ and have FUN!

What equipment will I need for the course?

Please wear old clothes or bring an art shirt.

What materials will I need for the course?

Equipment and materials will be provided initially. As the course progresses you will be able to purchase materials from the centre.

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

Demonstrations and practical activities.

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

To attend every class, arrive on time and have a willingness to ‘have a go’. Take part in group discussions and share ideas.

How will my learning be assessed and reviewed?

Individual and group feedback. Discussions, responses. Self assessment

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

You can discuss with your tutor or student adviser about opportunities for progression. There are a variety of arts and crafts courses available at the centre that could develop your artistic skills.

How will I say what I think about the course?

You will have an opportunity to complete a survey during your course. You will also complete a review at the end of the course. You can also speak to the tutor, programme manager or student adviser.

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
654c 2 Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Dates TBC (5 Sessions) £6
654a 2 Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 28 Sep 2019 to 27 Nov 2019 (5 Sessions) £6
654b 2 Saturday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM 18 Jan 2020 to 22 Feb 2020 (5 Sessions) £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.