Oil Painting

Ref: C3670871

I will work with students to improve confidence in their ability to develop artistic skills, learning the skills and techniques by watching and following step by step demonstrations with one to one support and guidance to compose a landscape painting. You will learn how to compose a well balanced composition, understand perspective, horizon lines and vanishing points, how to create different moods effects and atmosphere. You will move on to subjects of your choice meeting your individual needs and expectations on the course. You will have fun developing your skills, gain confidence, meet new friends and create your own masterpiece.

Course aim

To provide a safe welcoming and supportive environment in which students can learn and develop their painting skills building up confidence to tackle more challenging subjects.

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:

  • Continuing from previous work you will continue to learn and develop your skills and techniques.
  • Work on more challenging subjects using detail and colour to create better effects.
  • Continue to experiment with colour and brush work, creating new effects moods and atmospheres.
  • Study different styles from artist around the world, practice and experement with what you see, to use in your own work.
  • Reasearch the origens of one of the resources you have used.

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?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • 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
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

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

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Oil Painting 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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