Drawing and Painting the Multicultural Way

Ref: C2340717

In this course we will look at the visual culture of a chosen area of the world in its widest form. We will do this by looking at books, power point presentations, and by researching on the internet .In previous years we have looked at places such as Africa, the Caribbean, India, to name just a few. We will identify the characteristic styles, media used and popular subject matter. We will then find ways for you to incorporate some of those elements into your own work. We have many different media for you to try or you may wish to improve in a medium you are already familiar with . In the past students have worked in various textile and 3d media as well as in the more familiar drawing and painting. We are lucky to have a good supply of media such as silk painting supplies, lino printing supplies, batik, clay etc.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to explore the visual culture of a chosen area of the world and to learn how to incorporate some elements of its style into your own work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

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

  • Identify the art of another culture and know something about its history or the cultural forces which influence it.(6
  • To adopt something from that art and be able to incorporate it into my own work.
  • Improve my technical skills in my chosen medium.
  • Try my hand at new media.

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
  • You will be encouraged to share your work and consider the work of others but this is done very informally and you do not have to do this.

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
  • 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

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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