Painting and Drawing

Ref: C3672734

Are you interested in developing your creativity and learning new arts skills? Are you looking for a supportive and stimulating arts experience? Then this is the course for you. During the sessions, we will explore drawing and painting using a variety of materials (paint, pastel, pencil, ink etc.) and subject matter. There will be a focus upon working in colour. We will also look at relevant examples of both past and contemporary art works. Beginners, improvers and anyone who hasn't picked up a paint brush for a while are all welcome to join. With ongoing direction, support and feedback, this course aims to increase your skills and confidence, wherever you are starting from.

Course aim

To develop painting and drawing skills. To provide a creative, supportive and stimulating experience. To increase knowledge and appreciation of art.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Paint with more confidence and skill
  • Draw with more confidence and skill
  • Use colour creatively

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
  • Additional time spent drawing or painting at home will be encouraged, as it will support your development (for example finishing a piece of art work or repeating an exercise), but this is optional

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?

  • Please bring pencils, rubber and a pencil sharpener to the first session. A list of further materials required will be given out and discussed. Some (but not all) materials are provided.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Continued development of personal painting and drawing practice. Participation in other arts opportunities, eg at Sheffield Museums and Galleries and The Art House.

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Painting and Drawing


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  • 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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