Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way

Ref: C2338812

In this course we will have a look at the art and craft of a chosen area of the world through looking at books, images from the internet, and original pieces where possible. This information will then be used as a springboard to inspire work of your own. Where a particular medium is important to the area studied we will have a go at that but generally a wide range of media will be available and anything may be tried (within reason!) For instance, when Indonesia was studied, batik was explored as a medium. The emphasis is on exploring your ideas and potential, but for those who require more structure, and technical help, that will be provided.

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the art and craft of a chosen area of the world and to create artwork inspired by it.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Identify the art and craft work of the chosen culture
  • Produce artwork of my own inspired by the artwork of that culture.
  • Improve my existing art and/or craft skills
  • Learn new skills or the use of new media if I wish to.

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
  • 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
  • You will have the opportunity to share your work with the group and to consider other student's work and give your suggestions, but this will be your choice.

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Several students have exhibited and/or sold artwork after this course.

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Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way


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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 2017
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