Art - Beginners Mixed Media

Ref: C3528808

A beginners’ art course aiming to teach basic skills of drawing and painting, and build creativity. Media used will be: pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour and mixed media. Learn to make art work that you would be proud to have on your wall in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

Additional information about this course

Free for those on means tested benefits.

Course aim

This course will enable learners to develop drawing, painting and mixed media skills and build creative thinking in a supportive, friendly group.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Develop my drawing skills with observational and imaginative tasks
  • Develop my painting skills including brushwork and colour mixing
  • Develop my use of mixed media
  • Develop my personal creativity

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?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring A3 cartridge paper, pencil and eraser to the first lesson. Eventually you will need pastel paper, charcoal, chalk pastels, watercolours, watercolour paper, brushes and palette.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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Art - Beginners Mixed Media


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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