The Artist Within

Ref: C3528544

A painting group to help you discover the value of creativity for health and wellbeing and learn painting techniques in projects and step-step exercises. Supportive guidance and encouragement will be given in one to one tuition to help you explore your artistic talent and its gifts. Basic art materials are provided, but if you have painted before please bring your usual painting equipment and water-based media.

Course aim

The course aims to awaken an individual’s creative potential and empower 'the artist within' to create artworks for pleasure, more awareness and appreciation for the natural world and themselves.

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:

  • Let go and surrender to the painting process
  • Reflect on artwork produced
  • Create without judgment from 'the inner critic'
  • Create artworks in a playful attitude

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 or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

The Artist Within 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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