Painting and Drawing for All

Ref: C3672261

This course is designed for those wishing to continue to broaden their knowledge of contemporary painting practice, in order to develop their own painting style. Learning will take place in an environment designed for artistic practice which is welcoming and encouraging.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to continue learning about how 20th Century art has shaped contemporary painting practices and how we paint today

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 knowledge of contemporary painting practice through the creation of studies and finished pieces
  • Show clearly the development of artistic style and technique through the creation of various studies and finished pieces
  • Link knowledge from the previous term with the current course content in order to utilise various techniques for painting practice
  • Engage in discussion with other group members in relation to artistic practice

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?

  • 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
  • The course will involve informal activities, individual creative practice and discussion. You will work with your tutor to complete a Learning Plan to help record your progress, which will then be used for tutor feedback during tutorials.

What else do I need to know?

  • 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.)
  • It is advisable to make provision for painting supports i.e. canvases for oil painting

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/
  • This course could lead to further engagement in artistic practice including exhibiting and selling work

Download full course outline

Painting and Drawing for All Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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