Printing and Collage Making

Ref: C2340830

Have fun using all sorts of materials to make a collage based on a print of your choice. Additionally, different media such as paints, colouring pencils and oil pastels to make a beautiful 3D piece of art. Cardboard, watercolour/acrylic paper or even cartridge paper can be used.

Course aim

To transfer a picture, using polystyrene and paint, onto cartridge/watercolour paper/card* and making a collage with rough and soft textures and using different media such as paints, oil pastels and/or colouring pencils.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • For all who would like to extend their artistic skills.

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

  • Transfer a picture onto polystyrene by using a paint, to print a skeletal picture to work on.
  • To choose soft and rough textures to give picture a 3D look.
  • Extend artistic skills by working on a collage and adding different media such as paint, colouring pencils, oil pastels.

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
  • Step by step demonstration, however you will have the freedom of designing the picture and make it pleasing to the eye. You will be using a roller to print the picture onto paper. Guidance will be made available at all times.

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
  • Stretch and challenge for those who would like to look at some of Henri Matisse's work.

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
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Printing and Collage Making

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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