Painting and Drawing Term 2

Ref: C3670873

A course in which you can explore the still life and natural forms using digital media, drawing collage and mixed media. Access to a smartphone or tablet for your work on this course is essential.

Course aim

To develop skills in drawing and painting within a friendly, supportive and dynamic environment

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:

  • Use materials and equipment. select and use from a wide variety of materials and equipment supplied on the course.
  • Use techniques and processes. Learn how to use apps to produce digital artwork. Explore the possibilities of working into digital images with drawing, paint and collage.
  • Use design. Look at work produced by other artists and how it can inform your own work.
  • Develop critical thinking. Examine how a piece of artwork is a product of its context
  • Communicate. Discuss work with tutor and other students. Identify success in work. Build a portfolio

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Art materials will be supplied. You will need to bring a smartphone or tablet to sessions.

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

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • 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 Term 2 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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