Short Course - Advanced
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You will be encouraged to develop your direction and creativity through sketchbooks, development studies and a personal painting project, along with some taught projects such as life-painting.
Advanced Painting is a course which you, regardless of your years of experience, will always learn something new and progressive to your personal painting skills and development.
Continuous learning is supported under highly experienced technical support and tuition.
You will be inspired to develop your 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.
You are also encouraged to keep a visual diary as an essential aid to your study, reflecting your practice and individual interests including the work of other artists. This is also intended to become a personal journal of your development during the course.
The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
You must provide your own drawing and painting materials.
A suggested materials list will be issued with booking confirmation.
Class talks, demonstrations, individual/group discussion and studio-based practice are methods of delivery on this course.
You are taught by specialist staff who will offer practical advice and instruction together with personal encouragement in discovering individual creative skills. You will receive general instruction and one-to-one tuition tailored to suit your personal level of experience and ability.
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.
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.
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.
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 commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.
Course fee: £335
A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.
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:
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.
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:
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.