Mixed Media Art Course

Ref: C3742693

Open to all levels this course provides the support and opportunity to develop and explore personal creativity. Participants will be shown a variety of techniques and have time to experiment and build confidence in using them. Themes will be suggested but participants will also be welcome to choose their own. The course will also feature looking at other artists and art styles for inspiration. Medias explored during the course will include painting, sculpture and printing techniques with the opportunity to develop personal interest in one or all of these mediums.

Course aim

To take part in creative arts activity for personal interest, relaxation, leisure, well-being, social interaction and community engagement.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Explore personal creativity.
  • Experiment with at least one art technique of choice.
  • Identify themes and subjects to base artworks on.
  • Take part in creative activity within a group setting.
  • Take part in discussion with the tutor and other participants as relevant to the course

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
  • Any additional work in students own time will be optional

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

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
  • Aprons or clothes that you do not mind getting messy.

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
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Further arts participation or personal hobbies. Well-being through creative and social activity. An awareness of a variety of art in different cultures and time periods. An interest in local arts access.

Download full course outline

Mixed Media Art Course Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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