Art: Botanical Illustrations, Spring

Ref: C3530036

Led by a tutor who is endlessly inspired, you will have an opportunity to lose yourself in looking and painting and gaining a deeper experience of the Natural World. Using unusual natural objects to form sophisticated and carefully observed watercolour paintings.

Course aim

A watercolour painting course, looking in depth at the beauty and elegance of natural objects in Winter. Creating a complex composition from a variety of objects to result in a fascinating Whole Picture. Spare, subtle and meditative.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • If you are interested in Slow Looking ,come along!

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

  • Compose a picture of unrelated objects that looks fascinating.
  • Become confident using watercolour in all its jewel-like intensity and restrained subtlety.
  • Exchange ideas with like-minded people.
  • See the Natural World in Winter in a new light.
  • Draw with confidence.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Tutor will contact you before the start of the course to discuss the materials needed.

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

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Art: Botanical Illustrations, Spring


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  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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