Gray's School of Art

Painting Connect

Short Course - Online Foundation & Intermediate

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Painting Connect | Online Foundation & Intermediate
Our ONLINE course is an opportunity for you to complete a programme of home-based study.

This course is suitable for you if you have some or a little previous experience with drawing/painting, and wish to benefit from contact with the art school through distance learning.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • Online Learning
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Semester One:
3 Oct - 21 Nov 2019
Semester Two:
9 Jan - 27 Feb 2020
Course Length
40 hours (16 weeks)
Flexible: home-study

You will enhance and develop your 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. You 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.


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

ONLINE COURSE: Access to the internet is essential.

You must provide your own drawing and painting materials.

A suggested materials list will be issued with booking confirmation.

Methods of delivery include: individual/group forum discussion. 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 their personal level of experience and ability

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


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

Online course: Internet access is required.

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: £325


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


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.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop


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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