Discovering M Shed through Drawing

Ref: C3528560

See the exhibits in the museum in fresh and exciting ways with this wonderful opportunity to look closely at what is on display. Taking inspiration from the lines, tones, textures and forms inherent within the objects, as well as the museum environment itself, we will explore ways of developing these elements within your own work. The emphasis will be on the creative process rather than the finished product. We will be experimenting with a range of drawing media, techniques and approaches, and you will be given exercises which will strengthen your observational skills, expand your creative vision and boost your confidence as an artist.

Additional information about this course

No class 23/10

Course aim

Exploring a range of materials and techniques, the course aims to develop your drawing skills while freeing your creativity, increasing your personal vision and confidence in your artistic abilities.

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:

  • Show an increased understanding of the basic elements of art - such as line, space, tone, form, composition and texture.
  • Experiment creatively with materials and techniques.
  • Demonstrate a growing confidence in your own abilities, ideas and decisions.

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
  • Students will be encouraged to work in their own time to support their learning.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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
  • An A3 portfolio (this can be made from taping together two sheets of cardboard) might be useful for storing and transporting your work, though it is not essential.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Discovering M Shed through Drawing


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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