Saturday classes at the Amersham campus are a relaxing way to explore your creativity. We have great courses for people with different levels of experience, taught by our expert tutors who are specialists in their respected fields. Classes are structured and instructive, but enjoyable and energizing too. Numbers in the class are kept to a maximum of twelve so that the tutor has plenty of time to go around and speak to each student individually through each session, as well as teaching the group as a whole.

  • What will I learn?

    Still-Life Drawing and Paint offers a thorough introduction to a variety of drawing materials including charcoal, pastels, ink, graphite sticks and paint.

    Through various exercises you will discover new ways of seeing and how you can improve your drawing ability. Working with still life, you will be encouraged to develop your own individual approach to drawing while improving your technical skills. The tutor will take you through examples of different drawing styles and explain materials and methods.

    The workshops will cover core drawing skills as well as some more experimental drawing techniques. By the end of the workshop you should have extended your abilities, have more confidence in your drawing skills and created a portfolio of new work.

    The workshop is suitable for both beginners and those with more experience who want to practice and develop their drawing skills. Students wishing to strengthen their portfolios for application to further studies will also benefit from the course.

  • Example modules

    • Mark making techniques
    • Observation skills
    • Experimenting with line, tone, scale and composition
    • Use of dry media: pencil, graphite, charcoal and pastels
    • Use of wet media: pen, ink and brushes.
  • How will I be assessed?

    There is no formal assessment for this course.

  • Entry Requirements

    None but this course is currently only for students aged 18 and over.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Further studies such as our HNC in Fine Art

  • Cost of Study


  • Additional Information

    Pam Dowson is experienced in teaching Fine Art and Life Drawing Classes courses at the Buckinghamshire College Group. Alongside a thorough understanding of the traditional techniques of observational drawing with charcoal, graphite, pastels, inks, acrylic paint and mixed media, Pam teaches colour theory, two point perspective and facilitates one to one guidance to encourage students to create their own style, develop individually and gain confidence.

    Pam Dowson has a Masters in Printmaking and a Fine Art/Illustration degree

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 1
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date November
Duration 6 Weeks
Course Code PDRAWL1XX
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