Painting (Evening Courses)

  • 2.5 hours per week
  • 8 weeks


These eight-week evening classes will help you explore the first principles of painting. The idea of perception will be used as the starting point for visual enquiry.

You'll work from objects, the human figure, memory and secondary sources using oils or acrylic.

During the course you'll develop a set of criteria to explore ways of representing perceived objects. This will allow you to consider further possibilities within the wider remit of painting.

The course runs on Tuesday evenings, from 6pm to 8:30pm.

This course is run by the Slade School of Fine Art at UCL.

Course content

The emphasis of the course is on using painting as:

  • a means for articulating form
  • a tool for expression and creative imagination

In each session you'll focus on a particular set of formal issues underpinning the nature of painting.

Special attention is placed on colour and composition.

You'll paint from objects, the human figure (a life model), memory and secondary sources.

The course includes two sessions painting from a life model.

Who this course is for

This course is suitable for complete beginners as well as those who are more experienced and want to re-engage with the first principles of painting.

To obtain maximum benefit from this course you should have a rudimentary knowledge of drawing.


You can request an attendance certificate after completing the course. These can only be supplied during the year you take the course and can't be produced retrospectively.


The cost is £360.

A 10% discount is available for UCL current students and staff. You'll be asked to enter your UPI number (available on your UCL ID card) when booking.

Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Only basic materials will be provided. Once you've been accepted onto the course you'll be sent details of the materials you'll need.

Further information

Read more about this course and others on the Slade website, which provides information about booking and cancellations.

Course team

All tutors are practising artists.

Course tutors for this evening course are:

  • Kate Hopkins
  • Ian Rowlands
  • Sandra Smith

Course information last modified: 02 Jan 2019, 14:48