Find Your Painting Style!

Ref: C3741474

This course gives students at all levels - from beginners to the more experienced - the opportunity to explore different painting approaches, techniques and subjects and begin to find their own style. Our highly experienced tutor, who is a practicing artist, provides practical and supportive advice on colour mixing, composition and tonal variation, encouraging students to explore their own personal enthusiasms to make individual and highly original paintings. Source materials such as photographs and objects will be provided but students are actively encouraged to suggest and bring in their own source materials.

Course aim

To give students the opportunity to explore different painting approaches, techniques and subjects and begin to find their own style.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Experiment confidently with colour mixing.
  • Experiment confidently with light and shade.
  • Experiment confidently with composition and different subjects.
  • Complete a personal painting project using the skills learned above.

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

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?

  • All basic materials provided, but students may in addition use their own water-based painting materials and should wear old or protective clothing.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Successful students can move confidently to other WEA courses and may consider certificated courses in fine art and art and design.

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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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