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Art for All View details

This friendly and relaxed class will provide the opportunity for you to develop your painting and drawing skills as well as your knowledge and appreciation of art. This course is designed for all levels and abilities with individual guidance from the tutor to develop your own interests and projects.

Art For All View details

Come along and learn painting and drawing skills in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The course is suitable for beginners or those who would like to further develop their painting and drawing skills. Designed with themed sessions that will enable you to explore effective techniques, materials and equipment at your own pace and level of experience. If you prefer, individual projects can also be undertaken within the course. The tutor will support you to develop the skills required to complete your chosen subject area and create an effective piece of artwork. You will be able to learn about different approaches to painting and drawing, how to observe and capture the essence of what you are looking at, the characteristics of painting and drawing media, and most of all, develop your own individual creative style. Join us and enjoy the pleasure of painting and drawing!

Art for Health and Wellbeing View details

This course is for all abilities. Learners can set their own and/or join in an actitvity. We will be using and exploring the materials and techniques involved with painting, drawing and mosaicing. Do I nee

Art for Relaxation View details

If you have ever wondered about 'mindfullness' this is the course for you. ' Art for Relaxation' is a course to suit everyone. You dont need to be good at art! We will be exploring different materials and ideas during this 4 week short course. Ali will introduce you to the idea of using art materials to promote relaxation and meditation. Once in the flow of creativity you will be amazed how fast time flies. Join us on Wednesday mornings for a peaceful and creative experience this autumn.

Art for Wellbeing View details

The course will allow students to gain confidence in drawing and sketching, developing and improving individual styles. This term students from the previous course will be able to continue painting on silk and fabric. Students will learn different techniques using silk paints and inktense pencils and blocks. In addition, stitch work can be added to add an extra dimension to their work. A mix of subject matter will be provided, as well as information sheets, with examples of techniques, as well as looking into the history of this art form, originating in India and Eastern Asia. Students own source material and alternative drawing styles will be welcomed.

Art for Wellbeing Taster View details

This short taster course is designed to give students the opportunity to explore a variety of art and craft techniques that could be further developed during a longer WEA Art for Wellbeing course. The session will be very flexible, students will have freedom to choose from a selection of different activities on offer. Students will be able to work at their own pace. Each class will be delivered in a very relaxed and informal way, offering students the chance to escape the pressures of daily life and enjoy experimenting in a creative, fun environment.

Art in the 19th Century: Realists and Romantics View details

From Romanticism to Impressionism, we will explore the art movements of the 19th century. Beginning with the accepted art of the academies and salons, we will see how some artists deliberately broke the rules and developed their own genres and painting styles. Among the individual artists covered will be Turner, Delacroix, Courbet, Corot and Manet.

Art Makers - Pastels and Acrylics (part 2) View details

Basic drawing techniques with oil pastels and the application of acrylics will be covered within this course. A selection of still life will be provided as subject matter. This course can be taken as a stand alone course or progression from Art Makers-Pastels and Acrylics part 1.

Art Project View details

Over four sessions, we will look at research, experimentation and design techniques to help you explore a chosen subject. This could be realistic, expressive, decorative or abstract. You will experiment with different ideas, compositions and materials to find the best way to develop your subject.

Art: Mixed Media (Beginners) View details

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