Art in the Evening

Ref: C3126951

A short course that will enable you to learn the fundamentals of sketching through mark making techniques and looking at form by representing tone and light. Working in pencils, charcoal and chalk's, you'll be given all the support and tips to gain the confidence to do this in your own time. We will then look to provide you with the opportunity to learn the principles of watercolours. Facilitated by local tutor Stuart Mann through a series of practical demonstrations and varied activities, brush up on your art skills by learning the techniques and the joy of using watercolours. Focusing on creating textures, applying the paint, mark making and the importance of your brushes and paper choices. All in a supportive and friendly environment.

Course aim

Take time out of your busy week to be creative in a friendly and relaxed art class. This course will provide a brief introduction to sketching and watercolours. Suitable for beginners and improvers alike.

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 and apply watercolour paint effectively
  • Create texture in a drawing by understanding mark making
  • Convey three dimensional objects by understanding the use of tone and shading.
  • Complete 1 watercolour piece by the end of the course

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 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

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
  • Its advisable to bring an apron or wear older clothes.

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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Art in the Evening


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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