ASPIRE: Art Workshop

Ref: C3125784

This workshop is open to all abilities. It will introduce students to a range of artistic materials, ideas and techniques. We will explore the theme of Christmas using ideas developed by the class - traditional style decorations with a contemporary twist! Your tutor will guide you through a variety of techniques, including painting and collage, with the aim that students will find 'their' style and produce quality decorations to take home. There will be opportunities to share and discuss ideas with tutors and peers in a friendly space that will build confidence. We hope you can join us!

Course aim

This workshop will provide an informal and friendly setting where students can have fun and explore creative ways to design and produce Christmas decorations.

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:

  • Have an understanding of how to create a Christmas Decoration that can be taken home and shared.
  • Learn how a simple design can be developed into a pattern or image that can reproduced as a piece of art.
  • Students will be introduced to how to use acrylic paint effectively and will be able to do so themselves by the end of the session.
  • Work well in a creative group setting and be able to offer and receive helpful constructive feedback.
  • To grasp an understanding of what colours work well together and how the can be used to their fullest potential.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • It might be an idea to wear old clothes, just in case!

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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ASPIRE: Art Workshop

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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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