The Art Class (Congleton)

Ref: C3841296

This is suitable for people of all abilities with a willingness to try different techniques and ideas in drawing and painting. You will use a variety of media for subjects ranging from landscape, still life, people and animals. You can also develop your own ideas.

Course aim

To look at and try different techniques in art in a variety of materials and subjects.

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:

  • Indicate better use of tone colour and shade
  • Demonstrate more confidence in working with a number of different painting and drawing materials.
  • Observe things more accurately when working from real life and pictures.
  • Indicate a better understanding of proportion, perspective where applicable.
  • Participate with others and compare results.

How will I be taught?

  • Teacher will use demonstrations , show examples and provide source material if needed to suit each learner. Individual help will be given during the lesson.

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
  • You may persue a topic of your own choice where the tutor will help you to achieve your aims.

What else do I need to know?

  • Although the tutor can provide some materials you will provide your own. The tutor will provide starting points and source material subjects and pictures to work from.

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
  • A future topic will be discussed with you before hand to give you time to prepare. References to artists and cultures will be made.

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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The Art Class (Congleton)


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