Painting Magical Beasties

Ref: C3528542

Create from your imagination a world of magical beasts using simple printing techniques with improvised drawing and painting. Learn to open up your creative imagination, free your style and improve your art practice with inventiveness. 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 stimulate the active imagination with a magical bestiary using printing techniques as a means of creating pictures.

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:

  • Awaken the creative imagination with a magical bestiary
  • Use simple printing techniques as a means of creating pictures.
  • Duplicate an image a number of times
  • Free your style
  • Use creative improvisation

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
  • You are invited to bring any visual reference which inspires you.

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Painting Magical Beasties 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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