Painting & Drawing

Ref: C2524832

This term we will explore the four foundations of art: colour, value, drawing and edge, using different mediums and techniques. From this a familiarity with their tools and application of medium can be achieved.We will be doing master studies, and plein air painting (painting outside).

Course aim

Continuing to explore the four foundations of art: colour, value, drawing and edge, using different mediums and techniques. From this a familiarity with their tools and application of medium can be achieved.

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:

  • Identify with at least 2 master studies and aspects of the original painting eg: colour, tone, composition.
  • Created at least 1 plein air (outdoor) painting (or studio painting from life if the weather is not so good)
  • Create an original painting in the style of a master copy

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
  • Continuing practice at home is strongly encouraged. Visiting art galleries museums and exhibiting locally too.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor

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
  • 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 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

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Painting & Drawing

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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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