How to draw and paint hands and feet

Ref: C3126386

Many people find drawing hands and feet difficult so this course is designed to give you the drawings techniques and painting skills to improve your feet and hand studies. You will work from life, photographs and drawings focusing on shape, tone, foreshortening and colour mixing which will enable you gain confidence in tackling these challenging subjects in future.

Course aim

To give basic instruction in how to draw and paint hands and feet enabling you to put these into practise in your own work.

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:

  • Use graphite and charcoal to convey tone and form
  • Work with acrylic paint to convey tone and form
  • Mix skin tones with acrylic paint
  • Understand the principles of foreshortening
  • Create proportioned studies of hands and feet

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?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

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
  • Please bring your own apron if you wish

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

Download full course information sheet

How to draw and paint hands and feet

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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