Studio Practice Painting

Ref: C3527740

This is a practical art class, focusing on painting and mixed media techniques You are free to work on your own themes or the tutor is happy to help you with your idea development. We aim to exhibit work as a group annually. This is a non-formal and relaxed environment. We provide Easels, some materials and tutor support.

Additional information about this course

NB There is no session on 2nd June

Course aim

Studio practice offers a safe space within art and well being for those who wish develop work independently on themes of choice with guidance from the Tutor.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Painting in the wider sense, using a variety of exciting techniques and materials offered. You are encouraged to work independently to build a portfolio of artworks. The tutor is there to offer you creative support and inspiration.

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:

1. Learn a variety of painting techniques 2. Be an active part of a group and share ideas and creative support 3. Experiment with materials 4. Be open to new ways of creating an image 5. Experiment with scale and mark making.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Through visual and oral feedback form the tutor.

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

Some ideas of artwork you would like to create.

Reading and information sources

No reading is necessary, however looking at art and art books should be considered.

What could the course lead to?

Access Course in Art and Design FdA Fine Art and Design BA Art and Design Exhibtions

Download full course outline

Studio Practice Painting Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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