Creative Courses Starting Spring 2023

Croydon College is pleased to offer a range of creative arts courses for adults, starting in Spring 2023. Indulge your creativity with this suite of beginners’ courses and learn new skills!

Floristry

Do you love to work with the beauty of flowers? Our brand new evening course for adults will teach you how to identify and treat flower materials properly and the fundamentals of arranging and designing floral materials. Whether you are looking to take the first steps on a change of career or simply indulge in a new hobby, our course could be just what you’re looking for.

Course starts on Wednesday 19th April and will run over 6 weeks, 6-8:30pm. Cost: £150.

Numbers are limited to 12 students, so APPLY NOW to secure your place!

Ceramics

An introductory course that will equip you with skills to design and create an abstract 3D home decor ornament using mixed media. You will be instructed on creating plan drawings for your designs, creating an armature and finishing the ornament using plaster. Upon completion of the course, you can apply the knowledge acquired from this course to other materials and create exciting home décor. No previous experience or knowledge is required and all materials and resources will be provided for the course.

Course starts on Wednesday 19th April and will run over 6 weeks, 6-8:30pm. Cost: £150.

Numbers are limited to 12 students, so APPLY NOW to secure your place!

Photography

Learn the basics of B&W darkroom, the basics of a digital or analogue camera and experiment with camera-less photographic techniques. You will experiment with light and shutter speed in our digital photography studio and use the darkroom to help understand your cameras ‘technical’ elements. We will also make a camera out of cardboard or a coffee tin and experiment with photograms and alternative printing techniques. You will be leaving with a variety of different prints.

Course starts on Tuesday 18th April and will run over 6 weeks, 6-8:30pm. Cost: £150.

Numbers are limited to 10 students, so APPLY NOW to secure your place!

Printmaking

Our brand new beginner’s evening course will introduce participants to a range of printmaking processes including drypoint, carborundum, relief and mono-printing using the beautiful intaglio and Albion presses in our printmaking studio. Each week you will be introduced to a new process and be given the opportunity to explore the technique, layering your knowledge as the course progresses. All required tools and materials for the course will be provided including non-toxic inks and standard papers. (Specialist printmaking papers and additional materials will be available to purchase where requested.)

Course starts on Tuesday 18th April and will run over 6 weeks, 6-9pm. Cost: £180.

Numbers are limited to 10 students, so APPLY NOW to secure your place!

Painting

Have you always wanted to learn how to paint but not known where to start? Do you love to paint but want to learn more to unleash your creativity? Our new beginner’s course will allow you to drip the paint, dab the canvas and splash the colour in exciting ways as you explore a wide range of mediums in our dedicated painting studio. You will learn the techniques of composition, tonal exercises, shapes, forms, perspective and observational works. All required tools and materials for the course will be provided including watercolour, acrylic, dry and oil pastel and oil paint and standard papers. (Specialist papers, canvas and additional materials will be available to purchase where requested.)

Course starts on Tuesday 18th April and will run over 6 weeks, 6-8:30pm. Cost: £150.

Numbers are limited to 12 students, so APPLY NOW to secure your place!

Drawing

Love to draw but want to hone your skills? Want to learn to draw but don’t know where to begin? Our brand new evening course for adults will uncover the foundations of drawing by experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques, support by our expert tutor. We will look at proportion, mark-making, shape, tonal qualities, and composition with a focus on anatomy, still life, architecture, and portraits. Learn the tools you need to evolve both personally and artistically.

Course starts on Wednesday 19th April and will run over 6 weeks, 5:30-8:30pm. Cost: £150.

Numbers are limited to 12 students, so APPLY NOW to secure your place!

Sculpting

Do you have an interest in sculpture? Do you like to get creative in 3D? This new introductory course will introduce you to the skills you need to design and create a 3D sculpture using mixed media. You will explore how to create plan drawings, attaching to a platform, build an armature, build forms through layers and finish your artwork.

Course starts on Wednesday 19th April and will run over 6 weeks, 6-8:30pm. Cost: £150.

Numbers are limited to 12 students, so APPLY NOW to secure your place!

Multiply

Do you have trouble helping your children with their maths homework? Would you like to get more confident with numbers? Multiply is a new FREE fully-funded programme of three courses to help adults across the UK to improve their numeracy skills.

Whether you’re looking to boost your number skills to progress at work or to help with daily tasks, Multiply could be the next step in unlocking your number confidence.

The suite of three courses includes:-

(Please note that our Multiply courses run at different times of year.)

If you are not sure what level of study is appropriate for you to meet your goals, please call our Admissions Team who will be delighted to help you find the right course for you.

Email: admissions@croydon.ac.uk

Tel: 020 8686 5700