Drawing and Painting - Mixed Media Experimentation

Ref: C2419331

Students will explore contemporary themes in drawing and painting. There will be an opportunity to produce work that expresses more personal ideas, whilst experimenting with new and different ways to use and combine more traditional media and materials. The course will start with some basics - contour, gesture and modelled drawing. It will introduce students to organisation and structure, composition, using colour and contrast and working with photographs and grids. The course will look at the work of other artists in context with the tasks set and encourage the evaluation of own and others' work throughout. There will also be an opportunity to visit galleries to gain a greater awareness of the work of others.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to further develop skills to explore new and exciting ways to work with a range of media and to encourage a more experimental approach to themes and ideas.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Make artwork using different media and a range of experimental techniques.
  • Understand and produce artwork from abstract themes and concepts.
  • Produce work that develops more personal themes.
  • Analyse and evaluate own and others 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

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
  • The tutor will work with you as a group and give you regular feedback and evaluation on a one to one basis while you work.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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

Download full course outline

Drawing and Painting - Mixed Media Experimentation 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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