Art Techniques Distance Learning CourseA602

Interested in an Art Techniques distance learning course? Are you keen to develop your latent artistic talent? Learn more about composition and painting strategies? Interested in learning how to draw figures?

Then the Art Techniques course from Start Learning is for you. You will learn how to turn drawings into paintings and how to tackle still life, figures and themes.

As with all distance learning courses from start learning you will have your tutor there for support every step of the way, and it comes in bite sized modules to make learning easy and convenient. So Start Learning now!

Course Info

Distance Learning Support


At Start Learning we pride ourselves on our friendly and supportive tutors. Your tutor support will start as soon as you receive your course and will be valid for 12 months. All our tutors are highly qualified with extensive experience in supporting distance learning students. You contact your tutor via email and they are responsible for marking assignments answering your questions and guiding you through the course.

Home Study Entry Requirements


This course is open entry. At Start Learning we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.     

Recommended hours of Study


We recommended you spend approximately 110 hours of your time studying for the Art Techniques Diploma. The pace of study is completely up to you. To give an example, if you dedicate 2 hours a week to the course it would take you a year to complete but  if you could spare 4 hours a week you could complete it in six months.

Distance Learning Course Contents


Course Contents

Unit 1 - Introduction to the course: Preparing for the course - Relating painting to drawing

Unit 2 - Still Life and Natural Forms: Subjects and groupings - Drawing and painting what you see - Some painting strategies

Unit 3 - The Figure:  3: Introducing the figure - Drawing the figure - Painting the figure

Unit 4 - Themes: Working from a theme - Interpreting themes - Composition from a theme

Easy Payment Plan


Full Price is £399

50% Deposit + Postage = This is paid when signing up for the course

25% First Instalment = This is paid 1 month after signing up for the course

25% Second Instalment = This is paid 2 months after signing up for the course

Call us on 0800 074 1222 or email us at

If you would like to set up a payment plan.

The deposit is paid at time of enrolment with a fee for postage and packaging.

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On successful completion of all of the assignments you will receive a Start Learning Diploma in Art Techniques

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This course is marked through a process of continuous assessment guided by your tutor. This means that your qualification will be awarded according to your performance on assessments rather than by taking an exam.


Q: How does the Art Techniques course work?
A: The great thing about distance learning is that you can study from home or work, at your own pace and in your own time. You will also have your own professional personal tutor offering unlimited support via email and post, seven days a week. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you advice as to how to complete the course successfully.

Q: Is there an exam at the end of the course?
A: No, the course is made up of assignments which you complete and send to your tutor for marking.

Q: Is there a word count for my assignments?
A: No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted and you will be asked to redo the question and resubmit it.

Q: What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
A: Not a problem. If you return it within seven days, we’ll give you a complete refund, as long as the course is in re-saleable condition.

Q: What are the qualifications required to enrol onto this course?
A: A reasonable level of literacy is required as this is a Level Three course but otherwise there are no entry requirements, just a keen interest in the subject.

Q: How long do I have access to the personal tutor service?
A: The personal tutor service is available for 12 months from when the study materials are received.  At Start Learning we aim help our students to the best of our ability; therefore we are always delighted to answer questions and queries out with the 12 month period.
Q: Do your courses meet the latest syllabus changes?
A: yes, all our course materials meet any changes and will be updated free of charge if further changes are made.

Q: Is this Art Techniques course paper based or on-line?
A: Our Art Techniques course is paper based and comes in an attractive folder.

Q: I still have questions? / I would like more information?
A: If you require more information please do not hesitate to contact Start Learning via email: or call us on 0800 074 1222 or 0141 218 4424.

We look forward to hearing from you.