Painting Elephants

Ref: C3528539

Draw and paint Indian and African elephants to capture the power and gentleness of these magnificent beasts. Learn to create good composition with drama and feeling. Create artworks in water-based media, including watercolours and acrylics. Suitable for all levels of ability, including beginners. Some basic art materials are provided, but if you have painted before please bring your usual painting equipment and a packed lunch.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to create drawings and paintings of Indian and African elephants in their habitat to learn about creating dramatic compositions with originality and feeling.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Improve the quality of your drawing with awareness of form and scale
  • Use expressive marks for texture and pattern in water-based media
  • Experiment with art materials to produce usual effects
  • Employ the element of design
  • Compose dramatic pictorial studies with confidence

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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?

  • 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 is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

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Painting Elephants Course Outline

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Conditions

You can 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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