Art for the Improver

Build on your existing artistic skills and become more confident in your creative abilities.


Why take this course?

This course is intended to build on your existing artistic abilities, and enhance your appreciation and understanding of visual arts. 

This course intends to build on your existing skills in drawing and painting. Throughout the course you will discover what it means to express yourself visually, and will develop an individual style and approach to your art work. You will better your understanding of problem solving when it comes to your art peices, and explore a wide range of subjects, materials and techniques. 

What you will experience

The topics covered include:

  • Enlarging
  • Tone simplification up to abstraction
  • Use of thin and thick paint to create texture
  • Use of mark-making and palette knife
female working in art room

Key facts

Mode of study

Entry requirements

Applicants should have successfully completed the part-time Art for the Amateur course or have novice experience when it comes to drawing and painting. 

What you will need

Students should bring any art kit or equipment that they already have. Students will be advised on the first night of class of any additional equipment that will be needed. 

What you need to know

Anything else?

Students should wear appropriate clothing/overalls for working in an artistic environment.

Next steps




Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

Aberdeen City Campus

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
16 January 2020 10 Weeks Thursday 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm £149.00
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Inverurie Learning Centre

Starts Duration Day(s) Time Fees Code
24 January 2020 10 Weeks Friday 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm £149.00
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Online bookings

If you would like to book your place online, please complete the relevant form by selecting the ‘Book Online’ button. This will then be passed to our Admissions team who will process your application.

Paper bookings

If you would prefer to submit a paper booking form, please return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.