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Art – Introduction

This popular Art for Beginners programme is designed for people who have always yearned to explore their creativity but have not known where to begin. In a relaxed environment you will be introduced to the basics of drawing, composition and tonal painting.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

This broad introduction to art will allow you to explore your creativity through drawing and painting. Start the day with drawing a simple object, focusing on identifying light sources and using shading. You will then move on to creating a simple tonal painting of a group of simple objects. In the afternoon, you will start another painting, practicing your use of complementary colours and tones.

Who is the course aimed at?

Ideal for beginners and anyone wishing to explore their creativity through drawing and painting.

How will I learn?

Practical demonstrations, hands on practice and guidance from tutor.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring an apron or wear clothes that don’t matter if they get messy.

What else do I need to know?

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.

The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

4 reviews for Art – Introduction

  1. jackie.vowles@googlemail.com

    5 out of 5

    My first go at painting for over 30 years. I loved the course – it was pitched at just the right level and the tutor was really good at encouraging everyone in the class. I wish I’d done it years ago.


    5 out of 5

    Good teacher

  3. laurenkriwald@gmail.com

    5 out of 5

    The tutor was such a great teacher. She was supportive, flexible, appeared to be very experienced and know her stuff and was open-minded enough to let the students find their own way with the skills she was teaching. The course provided the opportunity to try many widely varying art techniques in a relaxed environment and my confidence in making art has definitely increased as a result.
    The fact it was affordable meant I could do the course in the first place and would be able to start another course soon.
    Thanks very much Bath College!

  4. simeon.rowsell@bathcollege.ac.uk

    5 out of 5

    This was the first time I’d ever painted anything, and with the help of the teacher I was even quite proud of what I produced! It was a full day of trying out pencil, charcoal, ink and paint, with a supportive teacher to guide us. Informative and fun.

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