Art: Practical Drawing & Painting

Ref: C2418950

This course is designed to encourage a regular drawing practice using sketchbooks and observation skills. Students will develop a sketchbook(s) through the duration with an emphasis on sketching through timed observational exercises.

Additional information about this course

Sketch using line and mark-making techniques Use effective tonal shading to create depth Practice use of colour with watercolour pencil and/or paint Demonstrate effective use of composition and perspective

Course aim

Sketching and painting techniques (watercolour) with the view to developing a regular and ongoing practice. Suitable for all levels.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

The course will cover various topics such as still-life, working from image reference (photo) and on location in the local area. Techniques will develop use of composition, perspective, colour, line and tone and observational skills. Independent practice is highly recommended.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

Sketch using line and mark-making techniques Use effective tonal shading to create depth Practice use of colour with watercolour paint Demonstrate effective use of observation skills

How will I know I'm making progress?

Tutor feedback Peer feedback Group discussion Specific questioning Practice between lessons

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Sketchbook A5, A4, Pencils, rubber, sharpener Drawing pens (black ink) Watercolour paints Still-life objects (tutor will give notice on what and when to bring)

Reading and information sources

Students will be encouraged to research artist sketchbooks Regular homework practice is recommended

What could the course lead to?

Confidence to sketch in a variety of locations for example museums, galleries and outdoors Access a wider variety of sketching, drawing and painting further education courses such as City Lit, Mary Ward etc.

Download full course outline

Art: Practical Drawing & Painting Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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