Develop your drawing and painting skills with this inviting, accessible course covering all the techniques needed to draw and paint successfully, including preparation and different media. Practically based and fully illustrated, this home study course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn the basics of art as well as those wishing to extend their skills. If you’re studying for an art qualification, the extra ground you’ll cover on this course should provide an excellent complement.
Duration of study
- Making a start
- Relating painting and drawing
Module 2: Still life and natural forms
- Subjects and groupings
- Drawing and painting what you see
- Some painting strategies
Module 3: The figure
- Introducing the figure
- Drawing the figure
- Painting the figure
Module 4: Themes
- Working from a theme
- Interpreting themes
- Composition from a theme
- 11 assignments
Set texts and resources
- Windows 7 or later
- Mac OSX 10.7 or later
- Google Chrome OS
- Android 4.4 or later, using the Chrome browser
- iOS 6 or later, using the Safari browser
- Google Chrome (latest version)
- Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
- Safari 6 or later
- Internet Explorer 10 or later (excluding IE11)
learn@nec may work on other operating systems and browsers with some restrictions. You can see full details of the system requirements by clicking here.
How to enrol
- Click the ‘Enrol now’ button above.
- Telephone us on 0800 389 2839 or +44(0)1223 400200 and speak to our course advice team.
- Ask us to send you an enrolment form which you can complete and return by post.
Paying in instalments
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What our students say...
"The course I’m studying doesn’t lead to a qualification, but it is a subject I love, and it’s given me a chance to return to it after many years away. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to study this course; it’s meant a lot."
— Patricia Palmer