Art - Mixed Media (Beginners)

Ref: C3528730

A beginners’ art course aiming to teach basic skills of drawing and painting, and build creativity. Learn to make art work that you would be proud to have on your wall in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

Additional information about this course

There will be no session on the 27.10.17 and a Gallery visit (TBA) on 29.9.17

Course aim

This course will enable learners to develop drawing, painting and mixed media skills and build creative thinking.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

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

  • Develop drawing skills with observational and imaginative tasks
  • Develop painting skills including brushwork and colour mixing
  • Develop use of mixed media
  • Develop personal creativity

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

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring an A3 cartridge pad, pastel paper, watercolour paper, pencils, pastels, watercolours and brushes.

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
  • Learners should keep up with current art exhibitions in public and private galleries

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Learners may wish to progress to an Improvers Mixed Media Art course

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Art - Mixed Media (Beginners)


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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