Drawing and Painting

Ref: C3672175

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 !

Course aim

The Course aims to teach drawing and painting The Course gives a choice to the student between drawing or painting

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • have improved abilities to differentiate light and dark
  • have improved ability to describe three dimensional form
  • to develop methods of shading in drawing or painting
  • improve evaluation of colour in painting or drawing
  • improve ability to 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
  • additional work outside class is voluntary, I have found that sometimes a student hasn't finished what we have worked at in class and would like to continue in their 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
  • 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
  • I am always happy to discuss your work with you if you have questions or if you have worked in your own time, we can have a look at what you have done

What else do I need to know?

  • please bring all your own paints and pencils I recommend 1 HB pencil, 1 2B pencil and 1 H pencil rubber and paper

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • follow your interests, this is up to you

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
  • I hope that you develop your abilities to your satisfaction I also hope that you enjoy the interaction with like minded people I do hope that both your practice and interaction will be enriching exhibit work

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Drawing and Painting

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