Day School: Practical Art - Ink

Ref: C3739813

Experiment with expressive techniques with both black Indian ink and coloured inks. The workshop will include working from photos or still life .Suitable for complete beginners or those wanting to improve their skills .Basic materials and equipment will be provided.

Additional information about this course

This course is not supported by the Skills Funding Agency and does not have a fee waiver but concessions may be available - contact the Branch for further details.

Course aim

An opportunity to experiment with pen and ink.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

The session will include demonstrations , simple exercises and one to one advice, referring to artist's work as examples of technique. You will be working from photographs and a still life .

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. Use mark making with a pen or brush to describe textures and patterns 2. Make flat wash with ink 3. Add colour to a line drawing 4. Blend colours with a wet on wet technique.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback and indvidual advice will be given throughout the day .

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

Basic materials and equipment are provided .Please wear an apron or old clothes.

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

The skills gained on this course will be of benefit to progress to any beginners or improvers drawing or painting course or for making artwork at home .

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Day School: Practical Art - Ink Course Outline


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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
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