Landscape and Belonging

Ref: C2340678

During this course learners will be encouraged to respond intuitively and emotionally to landscape as a subject. We will look at how artists through out art history have engaged with the idea of landscape. Learners will be encouraged to contribute their own ideas, and visually explore their relationship with landscape through painting. The course includes tuition with a variety of different paints and supports exploring how each different painting surface affects the process and the results. The painting methods used on the course are often far from traditional and as such it is a real eye opener in regard to new ways of working.

Course aim

We will explore the changing relationships we have towards landscape and in response learners will explore these ideas through drawing and painting.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Develop and consider a personal response towards landscape and environment as a human being and artist .
  • Identify three ways as to how artists throughout art history have explored the idea of landscape.
  • Use and explore using a range of media and materials to explore the concepts of landscape.
  • Explore working on, or with different surfaces and media to achieve an a personal creative response to exploring landscape.
  • Discuss ideas and concepts relating to our world and landscape with other learners .

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • 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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • You will need paper , acrylic paint ( or medium of your choice ) , paint brushes , pencils, water jar and something to mix paint on.

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
  • https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/how-to-spot-a-capability-brown-landscape https://www.britishartstudies.ac.uk/issu https://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/tate-papers/20/figure-and-landscape-barbara-hepworths-phenomenology-of-perception

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Landscape and Belonging

Enrolment Conditions

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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