Life Drawing - Term 3

Ref: C3672832

Students will be able to develop a variety of techniques and approaches to drawing the figure, through quick sketches and longer, more detailed drawings. Examples of artists' work, both historical and contemporary will be included, to provide a context for the above.

Course aim

To provide a welcoming and creative environment in which students of all abilities can develop skills and confidence in response to study of the human figure

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of methods to represent the human form
  • Demonstrate the use of a variety of media to represent the human form
  • Demonstrate an awareness of historical and contemporary artists and their work, providing a context for the life drawing classes

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Drawing board; bulldog clips A pad of good quality cartridge paper (150 gms) - A3 size minimum Charcoal sticks - assorted sizes Good quality drawing pencils - 4B, 2B and HB Kneadable putty rubber

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Basic anatomy knowledge, though not essential, is useful. Students might also in their own time study figurative work by other artists, to develop critical awareness regarding their own work.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Life Drawing - Term 3


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