Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way

Ref: C2338813

In this course we will explore the arts and crafts of a chosen area of the world through looking at books, images on the internet (through slide shows) and genuine artefacts where possible.This information will be used to inspire artwork of your own. Where use of a particular medium is an important feature of an area's artistic identity we will have a go at that if it is possible, but otherwise a wide range of media may be used e.g. many forms of textiles, lino printing, 3-d media as well as drawing and painting. The emphasis is on exploring ideas and your potential, but for those that prefer more structure and technical help, this will be provided.

Course aim

This course will give an overview of the arts, crafts and visual culture of a chosen area of the world, which will then be used to inspire your own artwork.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the art and craft work of the chosen culture.
  • Produce artwork of my own inspired by the artwork of that culture.
  • Improve my existing arts and crafts skills
  • Learn new skills or the use of new media if I wish to.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • You will be given the opportunity to share your work with the group and to consider other students' work but this will be informal and optional.

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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