Painting and Drawing for All

Ref: C3670846

This term we will look at elements of the natural and urban landscape and explore a range of ways to express them through drawing and paint. This will include transparent and ephemeral materials such as water and clouds, as well as texture in solid objects such as trees or mountains. This will include tips and tools for drawing objectively and gaining confidence to become more expressive. We will use a range of techniques and materials including acrylics, oils, inks, charcoal and pastels, on their own or in combination as well as lino printing - a useful discipline for concentrating on the essentials of an image. Throughout the course there will be practical demonstrations showing how to use the various media, as well as one-to-one discussion with the tutor on how your work is progressing. Students will be free to pursue their own projects

Course aim

Gain confidence in drawing and painting and being expressive in art, exploring a range of materials including pastels, acrylics, inks and oils, in a relaxed and welcoming environment.

Who is the course for?

- This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

What topics will this course cover

- 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 will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

How will I know I'm making progress?

- 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, do or bring?

- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - Some materials are provided;students should bring materials they particularly enjoy working eg brushes, paper, canvases, paints etc. Art materials can stain clothing - please wear suitable clothing or an apron.

Reading and information sources

- Select and bring images of landscape that inspire you. These can be paintings, drawings or photographs, however, images you would like to re-create or work from should be photographs - not paintings or drawings.

What could the course lead to?

- 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 - Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course outline

Painting and Drawing for All 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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