An Online Course on Drawing and Painting at Home

About the course

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Why choose this course?

Look inwards, reflect outwards.

Taking inspiration from home, students will be taken step by step through the various stages of drawing and painting.

Starting with sketching and then moving onto developing one or more balanced compositions using line and tones to produce interesting and engaging drawings. You will then move on to enhance your skills to work more in-depth on a piece of work, using a variety of preferred media, such as charcoal, pastels, ink, and paint.

Course summary

Students can choose from a variety of subjects, such as:

  • A view from a window
  • A view of the garden looking at individual plants or greenery, garden tools, sheds etc.
  • A still life set up inside the home, or interesting corners anywhere
  • An aspect of the human form, either a family member or yourself, the whole figure, or part of a figure, a portrait or self-portrait.

There are no limits to being creative that you will appreciate through observation and the ability to capture the beauty and interest of objects and space around you.

You can work at your own pace, work within the time of the class, or working between classes, and bringing the work to the class for feedback.

Course expert

Jan Dowman

Course dates and times

Thursday 20 August to 10 September 2020 from 19:00 to 21:00

Friday 21 August to 11 September 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00

Course cost


Suitable for all levels

Contact us

If you wish to discuss this or any other creative art short course please contact the short course team on 01707 285327 or


Please note that materials are not included within the fees for this course.

For the start of the course:

  • A3 or A2 Sketch book
  • B Pencils – range from 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B
  • Masking tape
  • Eraser
  • Other materials if already in your possession:
  • Charcoal
  • Chalk Pastels
  • Paints (Acrylic recommend, but please do bring any you prefer)
  • Brushes

Online access

All our online courses are taught remotely using Microsoft Teams. You will need a pc or mac laptop. It is advisable that your work area is close enough to your pc/mac to enable you to gain the most out of the course. You will be given full instructions after you enrol on how to log on to the course.

Booking deadlines

Bookings for all Creative Arts Short Courses will be reviewed 2 weeks before the start date of each course. This will allow the Short Course team to determine whether a course has met the minimum number of students needed for the class to run. If a class has failed to recruit, the class will be re-scheduled and you will be informed. Where relevant you will be offered an alternative class. If the course has met minimum numbers, bookings will stay open to the course start date or until it has met maximum numbers. 

We encourage you to book early before the deadline to avoid disappointment.

Bookings for all short courses need to be made online through the Universities’ online booking system, before a course commences. You cannot enrol or attend a class on the day the course starts, without prior arrangement. 


If for any reason you change your mind about joining us after you have accepted the offer, you have a legal right to cancel your contract to study with us within 14 days. This cancellation period therefore ends at the end of 14 days after the day on which you accepted our offer. For further details of cancellation terms, please see the following link



Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
20/08/202010/09/2020Thursdays 19:00 to 21:00£89Apply online
21/08/202011/09/2020Fridays 10:00 to 12:00£89Apply online