Exploring Drawing and Painting

Ref: C3533381

An art course aiming to teach basic skills of drawing and painting, and build creativity. We will use pencil, charcoal, pastels, watercolour and acrylic. Learn to make art work that you would be proud to have on your wall in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

Course aim

This course will enable learners to develop drawing, painting and mixed media skills and build creative thinking.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

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

  • Develop drawing skills with observational and imaginative tasks.
  • Develop painting skills including brushwork and colour mixing.
  • Experimenting with the use of mixed media.
  • Practise creative thinking.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please bring your own equipment: an A3 cartridge pad, pastel paper, watercolour paper, pencils, charcoal, pastels, watercolours, acrylics and brushes. You may like to bring a drink or flask. Those who are considered clinically vulnerable must take advice before enrolling from Gov.uk.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Exploring Drawing and Painting

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This course is not available for online enrolment.


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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