Art - Mixed Media (Improvers)

Ref: C3529770

An improvers’ art course for learners who would like to develop their skills and creativity in order to achieve self development, and build a portfolio of work to exhibit. We will use charcoal, graphite, pastels, watercolour, acrylic and collage. Learn the ‘tricks of the trade’ while developing your own style.

Course aim

Learners will develop their drawing, painting and mixed media skills and build creative thinking. At the end of the course learners will have a portfolio of visual experiments which will aspire to a professional standard.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for learners who have basic drawing and painting skills, and are keen to improve their creativity.

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

  • Improve drawing skills with observational and imaginative tasks
  • Improve painting skills including brushwork and colour mixing
  • Improve use of mixed media
  • Improve creative thinking and personal idea development

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 A3 cartridge paper, pastel paper, watercolour paper, canvas/ canvas board, 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
  • Learners should keep up with current art exhibitions in public and private galleries

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

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Art - Mixed Media (Improvers)

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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