Watercolour Painting and Drawing

Ref: C2340860

This course is for both beginners and improvers to try out ideas in watercolour. We have a go at many styles and types of subject matter in the process of exploring the medium as Watercolour in itself and also combined with ink or pastel. Students will be encouraged to keep a sketch book as these studies might form the basis of a new piece of work for a water colour painting. Materials will be available from the tutor at the first session if students do not have access to a local shop and do not use the internet. Do come along to the class and have a go at water colour painting as it is sympathetic to all manner of ways of being used and explored creativly

Course aim

Watercolour is our main medium, we will be painting several types of subject matter to explore what students interests are. We begin with looking at just 12 colours so that it is easier to learn how to mix more colours from the basic set.

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
  • This course is for people with little spoken English
  • This course is open to Unison members only

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

  • Learn about types of brush to use for what effect.
  • Discover about wieghts and surfaces of watercolour paper.
  • Find out about a simple palette of water colour paints so that it is easier to get a colour that you want to mix.
  • Learn about composition and design in a painting
  • Be safe in the studio by learning about precautions with tools equipment and materials.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • 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.)

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • 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

Download full course information sheet

Watercolour Painting and Drawing

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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