Drawing, Painting and Botanical Illustration information

Drawing and Painting information

BAEC runs many types of Drawing and Painting courses for beginners, improvers and intermediates at the Kentwood and the Poverest centres. Most courses are mixed ability. Depending on your experience, you will have the opportunity to develop your art and individuality. Beginners will follow a set programme to acquire their skills, while improvers and intermediate learners will agree their own targets with the tutor. Each course content is versatile and tutors may prioritise several techniques, artists or subjects at different times. Please contact enquiries@baec.ac.uk and ask to be put in touch with the curriculum leader, if you would like further information on a particular course content.

Equipment and materials

Materials for drawing and painting classes will normally be discussed during the first session of the course and we recommend that you do not purchase art equipment until you have agreed the list with the tutor. You are asked to bring any art materials you already have to the first session. Please note that quality art equipment can be a substantial investment; talk to your tutor as soon as possible if you have concerns about additional costs for your course.

Classroom based courses

The maximum number of learners in each group is 10 or 12, depending on the size of the room. We advise you to enrol early to secure your place.

Our learners' wellbeing and safety is our prime concern and we ask that you work with us to ensure social distancing and safe working practices. There are enough tables, easels or boards for each student to have their own workstation and/or there is enough room at shared tables for students to work safely. We realise that equipment is used by multiple users at times; there are sanitising facilities in the classroom for your convenience. Other procedures e.g. rota to use the sinks, etc. will be agreed at the first session.

To assist us in keeping classrooms clean and clutter-free, please only bring what you need and arrive promptly, but not before the start of your session.

Your tutor will demonstrate techniques on his/her own project, and direct you while you work on your item. Social distance should be respected at all times, and each student must be the only person touching their work.

To assist us in keeping classrooms clean and clutter-free, please only bring what you need and arrive promptly, but not before the start of your session.

Only bottled water in a sealed container is allowed, please keep it in your bag when not in use.

Online courses

Some courses are taught online. Sessions are held weekly and you will be sent a link by your tutor. You will need an internet connection and a camera, as well as a valid email address. You will be provided with a BAEC email address at enrolment.

If you have limited online skills, feel unconfident or if you experience difficulties, we can help you with  instructions on joining remote meetings and support you with digital skills. Please contact the Curriculum Leader for further information.

Contact

If you would like to speak to the tutor for a particular course, let us know and we will arrange for our  teacher to contact you.