Drawing - Skills and Experiments

Ref: C3671524

A course for people with some drawing experience, in which students will develop a project of personal interest This course seeks to build on existing skills and promote confidence, by trying out various approaches to drawing and use of media A sketchbook/notebook will be used in which to record project work, ideas, sketches and experiments Examples from contemporary and historical artwork will be studied

Course aim

To provide an opportunity for students to develop a project of personal interest, develop existing drawing skills and experiment with different media and methods

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

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

  • Demonstrate the development of a project of personal interest
  • Demonstrate regular use of a sketchbook/notebook to record research, experiments, sketches and ideas
  • Demonstrate an experimental approach to drawing, through the use of a variety of media and methods
  • Demonstrate a context for their art, by linking it to artists' work, past and/or present

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
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

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
  • 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?

  • A sketchbook - minimum 150 gsm - shape/size student's own preference A basic drawing kit, comprising for example pencils of varying grades, eraser, sharpener, coloured pencils, charcoal, inks etc

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
  • 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/

Download full course outline

Drawing - Skills and Experiments 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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