Drawing and Painting

Ref: C3670911

Join a friendly and supportive group where the intention is to help each student produce increasingly confident and personal work. Students attend with varying levels of experience: each student works at their own level and beginners receive plenty of encouragement. Roughly two thirds of each lesson is spent drawing or painting. There are also demonstrations and discussions. You can expect some one-to-one tuition in most sessions. The course includes: explaining the mysteries of how to draw something that 'looks right' and practising techniques that can help; mixing colours; using acrylic paint; experimenting with mixed media effects; discussing what our work expresses and how it is influenced by Western art and the art of other cultures. Sometimes a step-by-step approach is used but students are also encouraged to think for themselves rather than simply following instructions to achieve a finished product. It should be possible to produce one or two finished pictures during the term.

Course aim

For students at all levels to discover and develop their existing art skills, acquire new ones and benefit socially from sharing their experience with others.

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 - You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning - Approximately 50% to 75% of each lesson is spent on practical work.

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?

- 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 - 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, do or bring?

- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)

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 could the course lead to?

- Progress to another WEA course - Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Drawing and Painting 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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