Passion for Painting

Ref: C3840554

The course is for new starters and more advanced students. Enhance your current skills while acquiring new skills and techniques. The course is open to all whatever your level or expertise. Through personal achievement you will increase your skills, techniques and enjoyment.

Course aim

The aim of the course is to help you enjoy painting and drawing :discover a subject, look ,see, respond, interpret, and evaluate progress with confidence in approach and use of chosen medium.

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:

  • Through an understanding of the "formal elements" the learner will be able to 'see' the natural world and translate it into their own visual language.
  • With increased confidence and enjoyment the learner will use newly acquired skills and techniques eg. how to render a range of textures appropriate to their chosen subject, and the correct choice of brushes.
  • The learner will be more confident to attempt more complex subject matter eg. moving from 2D pattern to 3D creating an image which has both space and volume.
  • The learner whilst using their "main" medium will be encouraged to explore other related media such as oil-pastel or soft-pastel.

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?

  • 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?

  • You will need to bring your chosen medium and source images for initial discussion.

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

Download full course outline

Passion for Painting Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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