Aspire: Art for All

Ref: C3125831

Each session will have a theme to act as a starting point. Some sessions will introduce and be inspired by featured artists. There will be individual instruction when needed, on composition, the use of colour, perspective etc. If a student comes with their own idea /starting point, this will be encouraged too. Students will learn to use several different art materials to good effect. Students will be encouraged to display and discuss their work at the end of each session.

Course aim

To provide students with opportunities to explore a variety of art materials e.g. acrylic paint, watercolours, pastels, pencils, charcoal etc., and to enable students to develop their own artistic style in a relaxed friendly setting.

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:

  • work with several different art materials and have produced artwork to demonstrate this.
  • discuss my artwork with both the tutor and my peers as part of session reviews.
  • access useful websites and utube sites that relate to Art, and use the hand-out provided to explore these, thereby preparing me for participation in classroom discussions.

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
  • You will be encouraged to use the internet between sessions to research featured artists or to 'skill up' on art techniques.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Wear an apron or old shirt to protect clothing.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • An interest and enthusiasm for Art.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Aspire: Art for All 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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