Art for Wellbeing


This is a course where you can Learn how to draw and paint in the beautiful allotments. Being part of a group and being outdoors will be part of improving your wellbeing. You will learn how to capture the allotments with soft pastels and watercolours, working from your own photos taken on the first week. Learners are encouraged to bring in their own watercolour materials; watercolour paints, paper, brushes, HB pencils and rubbers. 

Entry Requirements:

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

You will need to provide evidence that you have any of the following:

  • Been a resident of the UK/EU for the past three years.

  • Aged 19+


This course is available in the following location(s):




Start Date

End Date

Jubilee Park Community Centre, Tipton Tuesday 10am - 12pm 25/04/2023 04/07/2023
Cradley Heath Community Centre, Cradley Heath Tuesday 1pm - 3pm 25/04/2023 04/07/2023
Hateley Heath FETC, West Bromwich Monday 6pm - 8pm 24/04/2023 17/07/2023

What are the benefits of this course?

This course provides an opportunity to develop skills in soft pastel and watercolour painting techniques to create finished pieces of art work. You will improve your skills in relation to observation and how to use both a photo and working outdoors to create a painting.  You will work as part of a group in a friendly relaxed atmosphere making this a unique learning experience with wellbeing as the main focus.

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 still life 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.

Tuition Fee £70.00
Concession £35.00


100% Concession if in receipt of Universal Credit, Job Seekers or Employment Support allowance.

50% Concession if aged 60+.

Equipment Required

Learners will need: Sketch pad, range of pencils, rubbers, watercolour pad/sheets, watercolour paints and brushes, soft pastels, pastel pads/sheets, acrylic paper/canvas.