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Dates: 17/04/18 - 26/06/18
Days: Tuesday 16:00 - 18:00
Sessions: 10
Centre: Sutton - Sutton
Course Code: S22002B09AG
Fees: Standard - £50.00
Concessionary - £35.00

Course Information

What are the overall aims of the course?

You will learn how to improve painting and drawing skills in order to develop a more individual style of painting.

What will I learn on the course?

You will learn how to apply oil paint over acrylic grounds, construct space, mix colour, construct compositions and improve design skills.

Your tutor will give you more information about the course at your first session.

Are there any entry requirements?

This is an all abilities class for adults who wish to develop mental wellbeing. Beginners are welcome.

Do I need to attend a course approval interview/assessment before I can join this course?


If my course requires a Course Approval interview/assessment, what do I do?

You will need to contact the Curriculum Manager for mental health for a pre-course assessment to discuss whether the course is suitable for you. Please contact the Curriculum Manager for mental health on 020 8773 5887 or email
To be considered for a place on this course, you can also register your interest by clicking on ‘Enquire’. If you do not already have an account with Sutton College, you will need to create one before you can make an application.

How will I be taught?

Classroom based (including practical work where applicable)
Extending Learning through VERA (Virtual Education Resources & Activities)

How will my progress be checked?

Informal assessment in class
Portfolio of work
Tutor observation

Does the course have any features I should be aware of?


What do I need to bring with me to class?

All Materials are provided.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

Additional Learning Support (ALS) may be made available for learners who, at the time of assessment and/or enrolment, declare a difficulty or disability that may affect their learning. Our service can support learners in English, maths, who are dyslexic, deaf or hearing impaired or who have evidence of other medical issues impacting on learning. Learners can also find information about financial and child care support from the Customer Enquiry Centre.

All learners are entitled to use our iClick - Computer & Digital Learning Centre. For more information please see or contact

You will be issued with a Sutton College e-mail address, which will give you access to Sutton College’s Virtual Learning Environment, called VERA.

There is free guest Wi-Fi available in the College

Can I receive advice and guidance about further education opportunities and careers?

Yes. To find out more about what may be available to you please contact our Advice Team. See

What can I do after the course has finished?

You may progress to a wide range of art and craft courses, many of which lead to qualifications, or other mainstream courses in a wide range of subjects as appropriate, at Sutton College.

What should I do if I have any questions?

If you can’t find the answer to your query on the College website, please contact the Customer Services Team on 0208 2894700 or complete an online query at

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