Painting & Drawing

Ref: C3840516

This course will encourage you to use various art materials and improve your painting and drawing skills to a higher standard, with individual tuition and demonstrations.

Additional information about this course

No specific qualifications required, just an interest in the subject.

Course aim

Create a variety of artwork reflecting the skills gained in painting and drawing.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Interest in the subject

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

  • Produce pen and ink studies, creating detailed line and texture artwork, relating to the urban course theme.
  • Use pastel to produce figurative studies relating to the course theme.
  • Produce a painting,reflecting your understanding of colour and it's influence in creating atmosphere and mood, relating to the urban course theme.
  • Produce artwork using watercolour and acrylic techniques demonstrated, focusing on urban images.
  • Create mixed media artwork, focusing on buildings and environment, reflecting an understanding of perspective and composition.

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
  • Internet research

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

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.)
  • Interest in the subject

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

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/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Create portfolio of artwork, exhibit work produced on the course.

Download full course outline

Painting & Drawing 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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