Location Painting

Short Course - Foundation & Intermediate

Location Painting | Foundation & Intermediate
This course is designed to develop drawing and painting skills through location and studio based set projects.

You will learn how to gather small scale research drawings, colour studies and primary source material on location to develop personalised painting projects.

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:
3 Oct - 21 Nov 2018
Semester Two:
9 Jan - 27 Feb 2019
Course Length
40 hours (16 weeks)
Wednesdays
1.30pm - 4.00pm

You will experience working directly from the environment to translate outcomes into resolved painting compositions/finalised painting outcomes in the studio.

You will develop your paint application, tonal appreciation and colour mixing techniques. Tuition on water and oil based mediums will be included.

You will be encouraged to develop three painting compositions during the course investigating landscape, seascape or cityscape possibilities.

Please note: you will be working locally on location as well as on the RGU campus in the studio.

 

Three location trips are scheduled during the course in Aberdeen City and Shire. Locations will be confirmed as part of the course induction.

You will require a camera (or good quality phone camera) to collect research material on location. You must provide your own drawing and painting materials. A suggested materials list will be issued with booking confirmation.

This course will be predominantly based on the RGU campus with two projects. However, you are required to provide your own transport and should expect to travel to locations in Aberdeen City and Shire.

  • Studio equipment: easels, trestles, and drawing-boards will be provided
  • A portable folding stool will be provided for the three location trips

Assessment

This course is not formally assessed. 

CAR PARKING

Due to the exceptional demand for permits from current staff, undergraduate and postgraduate students, and the limited availability of parking facilities on campus RGU’s Transport department are unable to issue any temporary permits to Short Course students for Wednesday afternoon classes. For alternative parking information, see the ‘On Street Parking’ section at the following link.

PARKING INFORMATION

Support

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

 
 

This course is recommended for complete beginners or more experienced painting students wishing to develop location painting.

Required Age

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

 

Course fee: £305

Refunds

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:  

USING ID AND SMART CARDS

OTHER FEES AND CHARGES 

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

DISCLAIMER

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:

STUDENT FINANCE

 

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.

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Apply

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.