Art and Mindfulness 2

Ref: C2421159

Improve on and go deeper with drawing and painting techniques; Drawing with a range of materials such as oil pastels, chalk, charcoal, mixed media and painting with watercolour. Start a fresh with art or develop your art practice. Come and join a group of people in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere and enjoy making art with time to relax and reflect, making art from observation and imagination in a mindful way. Improve your well being through enjoying an art session joining with other people to make art and socialise. Develop a mindful awareness of colour and the environment around you and with guidance from the tutor start to develop your own art style.

Course aim

Art and Mindfulness 2 is to improve on art skills and relaxation using a variety of drawing materials and watercolour; to have fun and relax drawing on your own imagination and from observation with guidance from your tutor.

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:

  • You will improve handling of watercolour painting techniques and develop use of colour in a range of art materials.
  • You will develop observational drawing techniques and ways of showing tonal contrast to show 3 Dimensional form.
  • You will develop techniques to show tonal contrast, use and develop colour and composition skills.
  • Become more mindful of colour and light contrasts in your environment. Be able to use drawing and painting skills for your own independent work either from observation or imagination.
  • Relax and reflect through looking at other artists work and natural forms to inspire your own art 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

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 is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Art and Mindfulness 2


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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