Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way

Ref: C2337814

Each term we explore the visual culture ( in a very wide sense) of a chosen area of the world. Recent areas studied have been Central and South America . This will be done by power point presentations, books, the internet , and any real life examples we can find . We will identify themes and styles which are important to the area and in a very loose way apply these to our own work. Although the course title implies a drawing and painting course, this is only a starting point . In reality any creativity is encouraged and lately students have produced beautiful work in various forms of textiles, papier-mâché , clay , and salt dough as well as paintings and drawings on different scales. You do not need to have any experience but an open-mindedness and curiousity will help you get the most out this course .

Course aim

To explore the visual culture of a chosen area of the world and then use the themes and styles learnt about to influence our own practical work.

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:

  • Identify and understand the visual culture from a chosen area of the world.
  • Use the information about another culture to inform and enrich my own practical artwork.
  • Try new media or improve my technical ability in an old favourite.

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?

  • 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
  • You will be provided with the opportunity to discuss and share your work with others, but you do not have to .

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

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

Download full course outline

Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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