Life Drawing & Painting

Ref: C3671195

This friendly and relaxed class will provide the opportunity for you to develop your painting and drawing skills as well as your knowledge and appreciation of art working from the life model. This course is designed for all levels and abilities with individual guidance from the tutor. We will look at different approaches and styles of work in life drawing and painting and there will be opportunity to develop your confidence and individual way of working.

Course aim

To develop painting and drawing skills and confidence, working from the life model in a friendly and supportive environment, whilst extending knowledge and appreciation of art.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Use various drawing exercises/techniques to draw the life model
  • Observe and demonstrate tonal value in a drawing
  • Identify and use a variety of techniques to draw/paint the figure
  • Identify a strength and area for improvement in work
  • Discuss own, peers and artists' work in class

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

What else do I need to know?

  • You will sketch books and drawing materials, pencils and/or charcoal. Rubber and sharpener.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Life Drawing & Painting Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

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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