LivingWell: Art for Beginners: Painting in Spring

This course is full. Please contact us on 01202 123444 to be added to the queue.

Course code: PM1752F

LivingWell courses are subsidised workshops that aim to support wellbeing in addition to teaching a skill, in this class explore how to use a range of drawing and painting techniques to capture the essence of springtime in a fun and supportive setting.



From 02 May 2024 to 06 Jun 2024
Thu 18:30-20:30

5 weeks

02 May 2024

18:30 to 20:30

09 May 2024

18:30 to 20:30

16 May 2024

18:30 to 20:30

23 May 2024

18:30 to 20:30

06 Jun 2024

18:30 to 20:30


Bourne Community Hub 

Arne Crescent

BH12 4DY


Fees and concessions



Skills & Learning Adult Community Education

01202 123444

What the course is about

<p>This is a structured course with demonstrations of techniques and individual coaching to create beautiful artwork inspired by spring. </p>

<p>You will learn how to:</p>

<li>Understand colour theory</li>
<li>Mix colours</li>
<li>Apply basic techniques needed for watercolour and acrylic painting</li>
<li>Understand composition, perspective, positive and negative space</li>
<li>Understand and use line, mark making, shade and light</li>

<p>You will use real life subjects and photographs to learn to observe shapes and colours, and apply a variety of media such as watercolour, charcoal or acrylics to achieve wonderful effects. </p>

<p>All our courses are made up of elements of speaking & listening, reading and writing, and you will work using these elements throughout the course. </p>

<p>Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people. </p>

<p>Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience. </p>

<p>This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course. </p>

Pre-course information session or interview

<p>There are no Pre-course admission sessions or interviews in order to enrol on this course. </p>

<p>Please ensure you have read and understood our STEPS guidance in order to accurately enrol upon the correct level course for you. </p>

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

<p>Your tutor will work with you to develop a Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will help you review your progress towards achieving your goals during the course. </p>

<p>There is no qualification or examination attached to this course. </p>

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

<p>This is a Beginners course, and you will be expected to have no experience in the subject or very basic knowledge of the subject, including some memory of the subject from school. This course could be helpful for people who are experiencing low mood, anxiety and/or stress. </p>

Materials and costs

<p>You will need a notebook, pen and A4 folder. </p>

<p>You should also bring any relevant art materials that you have available to the first session, but before buying expensive materials and equipment please discuss their purchase with your tutor. </p>

<p>You are advised to wear old clothes or an overall to protect your clothes. </p>