Gray's School of Art

Drawing Colour: Application and Composition

Short Course - Intermediate

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Drawing Colour: Application and Composition | Intermediate
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.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Semester One:
4 Oct - 22 Nov 2019
Semester Two:
10 Jan - 28 Feb 2020
Course Length
40hrs (16 weeks)
7.00pm - 9.30pm

For drawing enthusiasts; developing colour application and composition presents a whole new set of innovative challenges. You will explore your awareness of tone, saturation, colour relationships, composition and theory. You are encouraged to begin a sketchbook, which reflects your personal practice, individual interests and colour work of other artists. This becomes a visual diary of your development during the course.

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.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Class talks, individual/group discussion, studio-based practice and personalised projects are all methods of delivery.

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

You must provide their own drawing materials.

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


This course is not formally assessed.



Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty. 

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.

Study Skills Support


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

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


Course fee: £340

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 refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Materials Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop

Student ID Cards

Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s School of Art Materials Shop. Find out more:  

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Other Fees and Charges


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:



Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities


Apply direct to the university using our online application form. 

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

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