Drawing and Painting

Ref: C3671425

We are meeting in the picturesque town of Knaresborough in the hope that it will inspire you. It is your choice whether you draw or paint, or, you can begin by drawing and move on to painting. We learn by example, sometimes I use old masters or modern masters for students to copy as I do believe that if you are shown the best art you will develop. The course is open to beginners or those who have done much art but not for a while, or those who would enjoy developing in a group. So come and find out if this is your course !

Additional information about this course

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Course aim

I have found when I have taught painting that some would like to draw and when I have taught drawing people would like to paint. This course does both.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Differentiate light and dark
  • Describe three dimensional form
  • Develop methods of shading in drawing
  • Evaluate colour in painting or drawing
  • Assess perspective

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
  • Your choice, you may want to develop what you began in class during the week.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring paper, pencil, rubber for pencil drawing pen and ink and paper if you wish to draw in ink paints, paper, brushes and any other equipment that you need to paint

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

Drawing and Painting Course Outline

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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