Course Details:

This is a 10 or 12 week course where you will learn how to draw and paint figures and portraits using texture in watercolours. You will learn how to draw the figure and portrait in correct scale and use hub pencils, watercolours, salt, pen and soft pastels. Images of family and friends can be used.


Entry Requirements:

This course is suitable for complete beginners, intermediate or advanced learners.






Start Date

End Date


Tanhouse Community Centre






What are the benefits of this course?

This course provides an opportunity to learn art techniques in an understandable and fun environment and create finished pieces of art work. You will work as part of a group in a friendly relaxed atmosphere making this a unique learning experience.


How will I learn?

Full support will be provided by your tutor with demonstrations, practical activities, discussion, one to one support and informative handouts.


How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

Learning outcomes will be agreed at the beginning of the course between you and your tutor. Your tutor will assess your learning during the sessions and will provide you with individual feedback while reviewing your achievements. Finished work will be assessed by your tutor at the end of your course.  You will also be asked to provide feedback via a questionnaire and group assessment.


What qualification will I get?

An in house SAFL certificate will be provided when you have achieved your agreed learning outcomes.


After completing this course, could I progress onto another course?

By the end of the course you will have the fundamental theory in place to sketch or draw portraits and the confidence to sketch with colour.

At the end of this course you will be able to enrol on further SAFL or college Art courses.


Are there any additional costs?

You may wish to purchase materials following advice from and discussion with, your tutor.


Equipment Required

Learners will need: Basic Art materials, Watercolour paints, watercolour pads and brushes, drawing pens, soft pastels, hb pencils salt.