Art for All

Ref: C3529447

Come and explore the vibrant world of colour and paint. With reference to the work of artists we will be learning about the basic principles of colour in a practical way. You will be guided through a series of simple colour-mixing exercises and experiments with acrylic painting techniques, providing you with tools to unlock the magic of colour and understand how colour behaves so that you can apply your discoveries to your own work with greater confidence.

Course aim

This course will help you to understand the basic principles of colour, paint and design so that they can be applied with more confidence and skill to your own artwork.

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:

  • Develop a colour vocabulary, understanding what is meant, for example, by hue, saturation and value
  • Mix colour combinations and apply them to your work
  • Experiment with acrylic paint showing an increased understanding of its properties
  • Develop a piece of art work from experimental studies

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 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

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.)
  • It would be very useful to have your own set of paints and brushes so that you can also work at home. The colour palette will be limited and you will be advised on suitable colours and brushes and make of paint.

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next

Download full course information sheet

Art for All

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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