Art At The Movies

Ref: C3126846

This course is a great opportunity to fuse our love of both film and art. As the course goes along we will not only look at the images from the films but we will be listening to the soundtracks and playing interactive quizzes as we go along, possibly even getting into character! We will get to know your favorite films and you may well be discovering some new ones. As we look at each film we will be examining and themes, graphics and characters to create original art using a range of materials. As an end result, students will look at producing their own film poster design, featuring characters they will be creating themselves. To the drawing board.... And Beyond!

Course aim

This course will introduce students to a range of images brought to us by the movies which will lead onto them creating their own original art and a final piece inspired by film.

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:

  • Create my own Film Poster using my own ideas and skills.
  • Show my inspiration and understanding of other films that we have looked at on the course.
  • Share my ideas and journey of discovery through my sketch book.
  • Demonstrate an ability to incorporate typography in my artwork
  • Reflect on the range of materials I have used and explain any new techniques that I have used in my work.

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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students will need a sketchbook that they can use in class and add to when at home.

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
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Art At The Movies


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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