Painting (Advanced)

1. Overview

This course is designed to develop the student's individual creativity and direction, with some taught projects.

Students will be encouraged to develop their direction and creativity through sketchbooks, development studies and a personal painting project, along with some taught projects such as life-painting.

2. What you will study

Students will be inspired to develop their own practice in drawing and painting with individual advice and tutoring in appropriate technique and media. Lectures/discussions, and some group studies will serve to enhance developmental progress.

Students are also encouraged to keep a visual diary as an essential aid to their study, reflecting their practice and individual interests including the work of other artists. This is also intended to become a personal journal of their development during the course.

3. Entry Requirements

This course is recommended for those who have completed the Foundation Painting and/or Intermediate Painting 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: £305

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

Students must provide their own drawing and painting materials.

A suggested materials list will be issued with booking confirmation.

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.

View the Advanced Painting Materials List (PDF 103KB)

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Start Date

Semester One: 2 Oct - 20 Nov 2018
Semester Two: 8 Jan - 26 Feb 2019

Course Length

40 hours (16 weeks)
Tuesday 7.00pm – 9.30pm

Mode of Attendance

Short Course/Part-time

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