Drawing Colour: Application and Composition (Intermediate)

1. Overview

Drawing Colour will expand your knowledge of colour and build your confidence and skills in its application.

See colour, identify colour, create, combine, capture and apply colour.

2. What you will study

For drawing enthusiasts; developing colour application and composition presents a whole new set of innovative challenges. Students will explore their awareness of tone, saturation, colour relationships, composition and theory.

Students are encouraged to begin a sketchbook, which reflects their personal practice, individual interests and colour work of other artists. This becomes a visual diary of their development during the course. Class talks, individual/group discussion, studio-based practice and personalised projects are all methods of delivery.

The course includes drawing on location, studying directly from a life model and a taster session in the Gray's School of Art printmaking workshop.

This course runs on a Saturday afternoon alongside students from the Mixed Media Drawing course. 

3. Entry Requirements

This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Drawing course or who have equivalent experience.

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the first day of the course.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £310

Gray's Short Course Online Registration

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

RGU Registration

All students should be aware that when registering as a student at RGU they are accepting a contract of enrolment. (In order to attend short courses all students must register and accept RGU's conditions).


Please inform Gray’s School of Art if you are withdrawing your course. Any student absent for more than 4 weeks consecutively will be contacted by the school. Should no explanation of absence be given, RGU will withdraw you from the course.


A refund is only applicable where there has been at least 4 weeks illness and a medical certificate to support it.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about registration, contact:

Gray's Short Course Team

5. Additional Information

This course includes three location classes requiring students to travel to alternative venues: on campus and within Aberdeen City.

Students must provide their own drawing materials. 

View the Intermediate Drawing Colour Materials List (PDF 102KB)

Studio equipment: easels, trestles, and drawing-boards will be provided. Paper for exhibiting purposes will be provided in week 16. A life model is provided during the course. 

A complete health and safety induction will take place on commencement of the course.

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Start Date

Semester One: 5 or 7 Oct - 23 or 25 Nov 2017
Semester Two: 11 or 13 Jan - 1 or 3 Mar 2018

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
Thursday 7.00 - 9.30pm or Saturday 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

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