Upcycling , Print and paper

Ref: C3840723

This course will teach you some basic drawing and painting skills, which will be taken through to a wide range of hand printing techniques. Throughout the course you will be introduced to a range of new medias. Led by an experienced teacher you will be taught how to generate ideas, and you will explore a variety of hand printing techniques. All your images and ideas will then be translated on to paper and fabric, which you can keep and use to up-cycle and give new life to unwanted furniture and home products. The course is based in a workshop environment, and will be creative, friendly, relaxed and supportive. The end outcome will be open and led by the process.

Course aim

To explore a broad range of drawing and painting techniques, learning skills that allow the students to translate these into printing methods on paper and fabric, which can be used to up cycle and give new life to unwanted furniture.

Who is the course for?

The course is open to all, no previous experience, skills or qualifications are required.

What topics will this course cover

Colour workshop, mark making, drawing, pattern design, hand print techniques; mixed media, up cycling.

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. Demonstrate drawing techniques and how ti generate ideas. 2. Demonstrate increased confidence within observational drawing, including tone, form and line quality. 3. Understand and demonstrate traditional printing methods, including, mono printing, home screen-printing and cyanotype. 4. Make choices and produce a series of well-planned and experimental final pieces on paper or fabric. 5. Show how you can utilise your final designs by giving new life to old furniture.

How will I know I'm making progress?

Continual assessment and independent learning records.

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

All materials will be supplied by the tutor, but student are encouraged to bring any art supplies they have with them.

Reading and information sources


What could the course lead to?

Continue study onto progressional courses.

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Upcycling , Print and paper Course Outline

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  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
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