september, 2024

2024thu26sep(sep 26)7:00 pmthu05dec(dec 5)9:00 pmExpress Yourself Through Art and JournalingWonderfully informative and practical course with the opportunity of working with different mediums Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 10 weeks

Picture of a person drawing in their journal pad


September 26 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - December 5 (Thursday) 9:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Brief Description:

Recent events have taught us that sometimes we need to be able to express ourselves or occupy ourselves in new ways. Sometimes just for fun but sometimes to remain healthy. This course will offer learners the chance to challenge themselves, overcome obstacles through problem solving skills, find new means of expression (or develop existing ones). This can be done through the creation of artworks. In addition to this the record of a journey of development in the form of a journal can provide a useful and inspirational tool for personal expression and exploration of ideas. Combining these two closely connected practices will enable learners to develop confidence through step by step achievement of goals and milestones and improve their outlook by building a set of skills appropriate to them as individuals. 

This course is funded by Cambridgeshire Skills, so full attendance is required; you will also need to complete an enrolment form so that the office can apply for the funding and complete an individual learning plan weekly with your tutor.

This course may be fully funded if:
You are over 19 years old
You live within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough combined authority
and have lived in the UK / an EEA country for the last 3 years.

Contact the office if you would like to confirm your eligibility.

Please note: this year learners will be asked for their annual income. There will be a certain threshold (which we are currently waiting for further guidance). If the income exceeds the threshold there will be a small fee to contribute (no more than £10), the funding will subsidise the rest of the cost.

If you do not qualify for funding but would still like to attend contact the office for a price.

Outcomes of the course:

  • Acquire skills to enable effective self- assessment
  • Build confidence through acquisition and extension of new skills
  • Express feelings or intuition more freely
  • Compile a body of work which shows personal development
  • Make regular entries in a personal journal
  • Some learners will create a personal development plan

Previous experience and knowledge needed:

No previous or existing knowledge of drawing or painting is needed, it is not essential as tuition and guidance will be given on the course. 

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:

This depends on what you already have in your Art Kit! The tutor will discuss the medium and any essential materials you will need on the first class. 

For the first session you will need:

An idea of what medium you would like to explore on the course and be prepared to talk about what interests you. 


Adult Learn and Train offer  other creative courses throughout the year.

Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sunday’s , you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.





This course is fundable. Please contact the office: 01223 712340 or to check your eligibility.


Clive RiggsClive is a full elected member of the Society of Graphic Fine Art, a professional tutor, painter, printmaker and demonstrator with more than 18 years’ experience.

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