Art workshop with mixed media

Ref: C2340842

Kirsty will take you on a creative journey in a relaxed and supportive environment where you will have the opportunity to explore diverse approaches to creating original artworks, with a focus on common place objects and forms. We will study different approaches to creating composition, studying the work of contemporary and classic artists for inspiration, and experimenting with different mediums. Course content: Learn how to create form using different techniques and mediums to achieve a 3D effect. Learn pen and water colour drawing techniques. Learn how to paint with acrylics, from life and photography. Explore shape and pattern in every-day objects to create exciting contemporary and abstract images in mixed media. Develop your drawing and painting skills.

Course aim

Have fun experimenting with a variety of mediums and techniques to create exciting art works whilst learning or improving on drawing and painting skills.

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:

  • Combine a group of objects together to make dynamic compositions.
  • Draw various objects (man-made and organic) from life and from photographs, gaining an understanding of perspective.
  • Mix and blend colour with paint and pastels using different techniques.
  • Work in experimental ways with a variety of materials, using other artist’s work as inspiration.
  • Begin to develop (or expand on developing) your own style.

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

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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

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Art workshop with mixed media

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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