Drawing and Painting

Ref: C2338856

The course begins with observational drawing, throughout the course we will consider a selection of themes and engage in a variety of drawing & painting processes. Students can use their own mediums of choice and are encouraged to use any materials they already have in order to keep costs down.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop the many possibilities of drawing and painting. By drawing from imagination and observation, providing a base for future artwork.

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 confidence in the medium of drawing and painting.
  • Develop and complete drawings and paintings.
  • Select and research subject matter making use of course experiences.
  • Generate preliminary work in sketchbooks.
  • Create a portfolio of work.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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 and painting materials you may already have. Tutor will advise on any materials needed during the course, costs will be kept to a minimum.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Tutor will bring a selection of recommended art books to the sessions. Students are encouraged to contribute articles/information to the Art News folder whether local, regional, national or global.

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
  • Students could join a local art society or join a life drawing/portrait model class.

Download full course outline

Drawing and Painting 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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