Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way

Ref: C2340655

On this course we will look at the visual culture of a chosen area of the world through power point presentations, books and using the internet. We will look at its artforms in a very wide manner. Students will then be encouraged to produce artwork of their own, influenced in some way by what they have seen. This could be to do with subject matter, materials used, or methods employed. We have a lot of different media available and students are able to work freely with these, for instance, silk painting, batik, a variety of other textile forms, lino printing, to name a few. Students are encouraged to support each other and to share ideas. In the past areas of the world studied have included Australia, North and South America and Indonesia.

Course aim

To enthuse and educate students about the visual culture of a chosen area of the world, and to encourage them to create their own artwork influenced by that culture.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

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

  • Identify and know something about the visual culture of the chosen area of the world.
  • Identify typical themes and styles of that culture.
  • Use the themes or styles to influence my own work.
  • Improve my technical skills.

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
  • 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
  • You will be encouraged to discuss your own and other,s work but this will be very informal and will not be mandatory.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided
  • 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
  • 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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

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Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way


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  • 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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