Painting Connect (Foundation & Intermediate)

1. Overview

Our ONLINE course is an opportunity for students to complete a programme of home-based study.

The course is suitable for students with some or a little previous experience of drawing/painting, who wish to benefit from contact with the art school through distance learning.

2. What you will study

Students will enhance and develop their painting skills and techniques through a selection of online projects and home-based practice. Advice and tutoring, both individual and collective, will be delivered through online communication. Students will be able to engage with fellow students by visiting the course online community support forum - where the expertise and experience of the tutor will be regularly available for live chat on a weekly basis.

The course is designed to be fully completed online. In order to present your coursework for tutor feedback, advice will be given on taking photographs of your artwork. You will also be encouraged to keep a visual diary, reflecting your personal practice, individual interests and study of other artists. A digital presentation of student course examples will be displayed at the end of year annual student exhibition.

3. Entry Requirements

This course is recommended for those with a little or some experience of drawing and painting who wish to study at home.

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

Online course: Internet access is required.

4. How to apply

Course fee: £295

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

ONLINE COURSE: Access to the internet is essential.

Students must provide their own drawing materials. 

A suggested materials list will be issued with booking confirmation.

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

View the Foundation And Intermediate Painting Connect Materials List (PDF 104KB)

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Start Date

Semester One: 4 Oct - 22 Nov 2018
Semester Two: 10 Jan - 28 Feb 2019

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
Thursday Evening Forum
Flexible: home-study

Mode of Attendance

ShortCourse/Distance Learning

Academic School
Gray's School of Art
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