Drawing Class - Using Pencil and Charcoals

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Trafford College


Stretford Campus

Further Details




Art & Design

Course Start Date

Wednesday 17th April 2024

Course Duration

Part-time, 10 Weeks

Course Time

13:00 - 15:00

Course Fee

£ 50.00
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

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Course Overview

This art course is designed for adults with a basic understanding of art. Through a series of engaging lessons and projects, students will explore advanced techniques, develop their personal style, and gain a deeper understanding of the principles of art. The course will cover various subjects, including still life, atmospheric landscape, techniques allowing students to expand their artistic repertoire.

Course Requirements

A basic level of art – drawing, watercolours and painting is advisable.
A set of pencils, paper and charcoal will need to be brought to the session. Tutor can advise further.

What you will Learn

Students learn about various drawing tools, such as different pencils and charcoals, and how paper surfaces affect their art. They practice hand-eye coordination through line and contour drawing, creating expressive shapes. The class teaches turning basic shapes into 3D forms and explores shading techniques like hatching and blending. Still life setups are used for practising observation, focusing on light and shadow. Students also explore perspective, portraiture, figure drawing, and composition basics. The class encourages developing observational skills by simplifying complex subjects.


There will be no formal assessment


Modern Art, Art Wellness or an Art qualification under TSCG

Career Options

A job within an art centre; supporting an art tutor.

Mandatory Units

There are no mandatory units

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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