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Making your dreams come true since 2002

FREE Beginner or Refresher
Learn To Draw & Paint 20 Video Course

FREE drawing and painting school

Here at the Online College of Art and Design we have helped many aspiring artists and designers since we started in 2002 to realise their dreams. It all starts with a spark of interest and then step by step confidence and skills building. All of our courses begin with our unique Confidence and Skills builder course and now you can study this crucial course for FREE!

The great thing about this course is that anybody can learn to draw and paint without being put-off by having to pay. Even better is that for students who decide to pursue a creative qualifications can use the artwork they produce from this FREE course towards it. So not only are you learning how to draw and paint for FREE, you are actually studying the first part of a nationally accredited qualification, (Level 2 Art and Design) that can springboard you on to Foundation Diploma Access to University courses and beyond to creative careers.

We also highly recommend joining our facebook community where thousands of members support each other and have fun completing this course – click here.

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Course Overview

  • Entry Requirements: Any age – no previous art or design qualifications required.
  • Requirements: broadband connection / basic art materials / motivated
    Should you wish to progress to accredited courses:
  • Progression:to Level 2 Art & Design or IGCSE
  • Accreditation: ABC Awards
  • Ofqual Regulated: Yes (Ofqual Code 501/2278/2)
  • Teaching: Expert fully qualified art and design teacher plus one to one – unlimited support via one to one tutorials.

How It Works

For the FREE course simply complete OCAD Tutor Jemma’s FREE Tasks 1 to 16 and then if you wish to progress on to an accredited Level 2 Art and Design Certificate Ofqual. 501/2278/2) then click here for more information.


Formative as pupils progress. Message Jemma via the FREE course website – click here or via the free course facebook page which has thousands of students who regularly show their work and help each other.

Structure Of The FREE 20 Video Course

Task 1. Right side of the brain drawing – upside down drawing
Task 2. Graphite Tonal Drawing PLUS Perspective Drawing Video Tutorial
Task 3. Universal Forms in Charcoal PLUS Still Life in Charcoal Video Tutorial
Task 4. Still Life using Graphite
Task 5. Knife, Fork and Spoon Graphite and Charcoal Tonal Drawing
Task 6. Portrait Proportions
Task 7. Self Portrait in Charcoal
Task 8. The Colour Wheel PLUS Colour Values in Still Life Video Tutorial
Task 9. Still Life in Pastels PLUS Fruit Bowl Video Tutorial
Task 10. Paul Cezanne Painting Style
Task 11. Photography – Taking a Self-Portrait Video Tutorial
Task 12. Painting a Self Portrait
Task 13. Artists who Paint Portraits – working in the style of artists
Task 14. Photography Landscapes
Task 15. Painting Landscapes
Task 16. Collage – Working With Mixed Media
Task 17. Sculpture – Working in 3d
Task 18.  Project builder 1
Task 19. Project builder 2
Task 20. Project builder 3

Students will also make connections between their own work and the work of other artists and designers. Students will be taught to use their new skills, knowledge and understanding more independently to express their own ideas and feelings and they will begin to annotate their work.
The full programme FULLY prepares pupils for progression to Level 2 /GCSE / IGCSE exam courses.


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