Exploring Life in Motion through Drawing and Monoprint

Ref: C3841557

To coincide with Tate Liverpool's summer exhibition featuring the powerful intimate works of Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman, this short course will endeavour to study and apply the raw, direct energy and image making practiced by these two distinctive artists. Through a combination of experimental drawings and monoprinting techniques the course aims to help you develop a body of sensitive and emotionally charged drawings from life. Working with a life model for some of the sessions we will use movement and direct mono printmaking methods to express the poetry of life in motion. By the end of the sessions you will have a body of expressively drawn works to discuss at a group Show and Tell and develop further in future projects.

Course aim

To provide a deeper understanding of the works of Schiele and Woodman by engaging in practical monoprinting and mark making processes. Working from life, you will learn how to express movement, sensitivity and energy in the work you develop

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Apply experimental drawing methods to my own practice to develop my ideas further
  • Identify good practice in applied print techniques
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of line and form by working directly from life
  • Engage in reflective discussion of own work and the work of others in group presentations
  • Engage more fully with the Schiele and Woodman exhibition

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

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
  • 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

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

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Exploring Life in Motion through Drawing and Monoprint


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