Art in the Afternoon

Ref: C2341108

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 exciting art works with a focus on still life. We will experiment with texture and composition, studying the work of other artists for inspiration; create more unusual and contemporary compositions, such as overlapping line drawing and pattern; practice mixed media techniques and collage. You will also be developing your drawing skills, whilst working from life and photographs. We will aim to work as a group, by sharing ideas and experiences, and Kirsty will encourage you to gain confidence in your practice, offering any guidance and advise you require. We can accommodate and adapt to any level of experience on this fun art course, all that is required is a willingness to “give it a go”.

Course aim

A fun course using commonplace objects as the subjects, to create exciting still life works with mixed media.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Combine groups of objects together to make interesting compositions on a variety of themes.
  • Gain (and improve on your) drawing skills, working from life and photo-graphical images
  • Gain an understanding of how colour works
  • Work in experimental ways with a variety of materials, using other artists' 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
  • You will need to acquire basic art materials throughout the course such as sketching pencils, plastic eraser, an A3 cartridge paper pad, water colour paper, paints and brushes.

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

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Art in the Afternoon

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

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