Artist's Walk & Sketchbook Art

Ref: C3527587

Create pages in a sketchbook in a studio space and outdoors in nature's studio. Session activities will help the individual get back into art practice and develop a working sketchbook from life to generate ideas. Suitable for all aspiring artists at any level, even the beginner. The days include a gentle inspirational walk, weather permitting in The Isle of Avalon. If you have painted before bring your own art materials and a packed lunch.

Additional information about this course

Please bring a packed lunch

Course aim

The aims of the course are to generate ideas for drawing and painting in a sketchbook, expand observational skills, discover new ways of mark making with organic materials, heighten colour perception and develop an appreciation for Nature.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

The content includes developing drawing techniques in a traditional and contemporary manner. Developing the artist's eye for picture making from Nature.

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:

To be able to create a visual language from Nature. To be able to explore abstract mark making. To be able to develop order and balance in picture making. To be able to experiment with movement and direction in drawing.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Students will receive 1:1 feedback during the day. A review of the artwork will take place at the end of the day.

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

A range of basic materials are available, however you are invited to bring your own art materials of your choosing, including pencils, grades HB, 2B, 4B, coloured watercolour crayons, oil pastels, chalk pastels and any notebooks or sketchbooks for the days practise.

Reading and information sources

No reading is necessary for you to take part in the course.

What could the course lead to?

Students may wish to join another art course with the WEA. The next one is due to take place on 17th June PAINTING BEES & FLORA C3527586 in Glastonbury.

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Artist's Walk & Sketchbook Art Course Outline


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