Drawing inspired by Da Vinci

Ref: C3530093

Seize this wonderful opportunity to learn from some of the finest drawings in the history of art. By studying the works in the exhibition "Leonardo Da Vinci: A Life in Drawing", you will gain insight into the mind of this great Master. By referencing Leonardo's interests and working from artefacts in the museum you will develop your drawing skills by experimenting with some of his techniques.

Course aim

To make drawings based on the exhibits in the museum exhibition: Leonardo, A Life in Drawing, with a view to developing your drawing skills and technique.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Have a basic understanding of Leonardo's work and drawing techniques
  • Make drawings using some of Leonardo's methods and techniques
  • Develop drawing skills and confidence in drawing ability

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
  • We will view the exhibition and the curator will give a talk on Leonardo's drawings.

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
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided

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?

Download full course information sheet

Drawing inspired by Da Vinci

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

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