Further Drawing and Painting: Intermediate level

Ref: C2339775

Reflected images, Further Drawing and Painting: Intermediate level Drawing and painting can be fulfilling, frustrating, challenging, rewarding and relaxing. During this course, and at each stage, learners will be guided towards developing and extending their creative skills. This course is an opportunity to build upon existing drawing and painting skills. Learn through discovery, direct observation. Learners will adopt an experimental approach to picture making by using acrylic varnish and glazes within their work. Come and be part of our friendly creative group and enjoy!

Course aim

This course offers learners with some experience of drawing and painting the opportunity to extend their knowledge and understanding of working from direct observation.

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:

  • Explore diverse cultures, identities and environments to support the development of creative art work.
  • Make a positive contribution to their own or another's health and wellbeing.
  • Take inspiration for their work from found images , the work of contemporary artists and art history.
  • Explore, still life, light and reflections by using mirrors and taking the occasional photograph
  • Amass a range of creative research and media experimentation using acrylic varnish to take into drawings or paintings.

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • I ask learners to annotate their work to self identify what has worked and what has not .Once learners feel confident we hold group discussions active self learning .

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • • A selection of hard and soft drawing pencils • A selection of synthetic or bristle paint brushes • One household paint brush (2-3") • One A4 drawing pad / sketchbook/ Paper • Acrylic Paints • Acrylic Varnish • A mirror

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Look at the work of Darren Jones, 2011, and contrast with Rebecca Scott's , 2006 still life The Perfect Life.

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

Further Drawing and Painting: Intermediate level


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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