Art: A positive Perspective

Ref: C3843043

This course will enable the learner to learn basic techniques and combine this with experimentation with charcoal , print and ink to express issues related to the local landscape

Course aim

Students will learn basic art techniques and combine this with experimentation with art materials such as print, charcoal and ink to express issues related to their community.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • No experience necessary although an interest and enthusiasm a must!

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

  • Distinguish positive and negative space in drawings
  • Complete a 1,2 and 3 point perspective.
  • Demonstrate clear understanding of proportions , perspective and scale in drawing and painting
  • Develop my physical,mental and spiritual well being and social skills
  • Select a work of Art( from a gallery or book )and discuss with the group

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Homework is given and discussed and evaluated at the start of each lesson

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
  • Progress monitored and feedback given throughout course as to the achievement of learner outcomes

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
  • Some materials provided although students may want to bring an A2 sketchbook , pencil and ruler

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
  • Students may want to research artists who have found inspiration in the landscape

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details
  • Students may want to access a foundation course or an art related course with another provider

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Art: A positive Perspective


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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