New courses starting in April 2022

Our summer term enrolment is now open – enhance your well-being and rediscover learning with our great range of programmes, grab the chance to revisit a hobby or learn a brand new skill with many leading to qualifications.

Our courses are now, mainly onsite at Thomas Calton Centre, with some limited online options.


Art and Design

Approaches to drawing and mixed media, studio course

Find an overview of all our art and design courses.

Who the courses are for

  • all levels who want a good grounding in the fundamentals of drawing and experiment with drawing in a range of materials and developing the works in painting and mixed media
A student drawing with pastels in a sketch book

Course location

  • Thomas Calton Centre, Alpha Street, SE15 4NX

What you'll learn

Gain confidence in exciting structured approaches to drawing from measuring, proportion to expressive and energetic work. Use a variety of pens, pencils, charcoals, watercolor washes pastels and mixed media. Learn about approaches of new Artists each week. In good weather, we may visit a local site to practice.

How courses are taught

  • structured techniques developed individually
  • technical demonstrations, group discussions and tutorials
  • there's a lot of interaction and encouragement from the group
  • we use google classroom to upload our independent work outside the lesson for discussions and view course resources

Materials you'll need

You will be given a list of basic drawing and painting materials to buy, including:

  • pencils
  • A3 sketchbook
  • watercolours
  • a drawing pen

For some sessions, the tutor will provide specialist materials like compressed charcoal, dip pens and collage materials. You will receive a list of materials before the start of the course and we also provide materials as part of the £10 materials fee.

How to enrol

Complete an enrolment form

Find out how to enrol, locations and more about our services.

Course details


Days and times

Course code and start date


Outdoor art


10am to 12.30pm



£125 standard

£62.50 concession

£10 materials fee

Contact information

Southwark Adult Learning Service

Page last updated: 10 June 2022

Privacy settings