Art - Mixed Media (Beginners)

Ref: C3529769

A beginners’ art course aiming to teach basic skills of drawing and painting, and build creativity. Media used will be: pencil, charcoal, pastel, watercolour and mixed media. Learn to make art work that you would be proud to have on your wall in a friendly supportive atmosphere.

Course aim

Learners will develop drawing, painting and mixed media skills and build creative thinking in a supportive, friendly group.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Develop drawing skills with observational and imaginative tasks
  • Develop painting skills including brushwork and colour mixing
  • Develop use of mixed media
  • Develop personal creativity

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring an A3 cartridge pad, pastel paper, watercolour paper, pencils, pastels, watercolours, acrylics and brushes.

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
  • 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 - Mixed Media (Beginners)

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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