'Drawing and Painting Part 2 - Developing Skills

Ref: C2420099

Students will explore contemporary themes in drawing and painting. There will be an opportunity to develop skills and produce work that expresses more personal ideas, whilst experimenting with new and different ways to use and combine more traditional media and materials. The course will start with some basics - contour, gesture and modelled drawing. It will introduce students to organisation and structure, composition, using colour and contrast, working with photographs and grids. The course will look at the work of other artists in context with the tasks set and encourage the evaluation of own and others' work throughout. Towards the end of the course there will also be an opportunity to exhibit work at the Outpost Gallery and Shop.

Course aim

The aim of this course is to further develop skills to explore new and exciting ways to work with a range of media and to encourage a more experimental approach to themes and ideas.

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:

  • Produce art work from less traditional starting points
  • Develop art work from more personal themes
  • Explore ideas and experiment with mixed media
  • Analyse and evaluate own and others work

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you 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

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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'Drawing and Painting Part 2 - Developing Skills

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Waiting List 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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